By Andrew Von Hirsch
Deservedness and Dangerousness within the Sentencing of Criminals
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Girls join gangs for similar reasons as boys. Both genders reported the following reasons for joining a gang, in the order of descending importance (Peterson, 2012): • For fun. • For protection. • Because a friend was in the gang. • To get respect. Like boys, desired protection and social opportunities are the main reasons girls give for joining gangs. indb 27 5/29/14 10:55 AM 28 Chapter 2 want to be an integral part of the social scene. Many female adolescents are attracted to gangs because their friends or boyfriends have joined.
A combination of persistent drug, school, and mental health problems greatly increase the likelihood of persistent serious delinquency. Researchers in Denver, Rochester, and Pittsburgh assessed the presence of these problems among “persistent serious delinquents,” which they defined as self-reported offenders in serious assault or serious property offenses in at least two of the first three years of the respective samples of high-risk children and adolescents (Huizinga and Jakob-Chien, 1998; Huizinga, Loeber, Thornberry, and Cothern, 2000).
Primary prevention is most advantageously managed at the county level. The best current model is found in North Carolina, because it promotes data-driven prevention programming along with local governance. L. 1998–202) established Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils (JCPCs) in every county of the state to implement the prevention component of the CS. Each JCPC has a membership of not more than twenty-five people, including representatives of the full array of county government, social service, and education agencies, as well as youth representatives and representatives of the juvenile justice system, the faith community, and the business sector.
Past or Future Crimes: Deservedness and Dangerousness in the Sentencing of Criminals (Crime, Law & Deviance) by Andrew Von Hirsch