JUVENILE OFFENDER PROFILES Essay Example

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    Management
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    Undergraduate
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Juvenile Offender Profiles

According to Australian Institute of Criminology, unlike any other population group across the lifespan, young people aged between 15-19 years, commit more crimes and are more likely to face police process. Statistics show that, from 2008-2011, this group had consistently high offending rate, than any other group. Offending rate generally decreased between 2009-2010 and 2010-2011, with 10-14 years having the highest decline of 10%. The general crimes committed by this group robbery/extortion, harassment/abduction, sexual assault, injury intended acts and homicide. While, offending rate increased significantly in 2009-2010 by 6% and years 2007-2008 and 2008-2009; by seven percent in the general population, stats patterns of crimes committed did show that the 15-19 years population had the highest offending rates of robbery/extortion, injury intended acts, sexual assault and theft among all crimes committed compared to the rest of population, with homicide crime being the least committed by this group. The 10-14 years compared to other groups except, the 15-19 years had the highest rate of sexual harassment and UEWI cases (2012).

References

Australian Institute of Criminology (2012). Youth Crime. Issues in the Society, Vol, 363.