In the context of criminal justice, recidivism is “the return of an individual to a form of criminal conduct for which he/she was convicted and which assumably was corrected” (Maltz, 2001, p.1 as stated by Tica, 2014).
Numerous research has been conducted on juvenile recidivism, demographic
information like sex, gender, educational background and the family's socio-economic status really show a striking similarity in almost all children in conflict with the law. Majority of these children did not graduate high school and are living in poverty-stricken community. In a research conducted by Ryan, Abrams, & Huang, 2014, results showed that male youths are more likely to recidivate (re-offend) compared to female youths.
Despite the efforts of the local government to contain the situation, there is still a significant increase in juvenile recidivism, although proper documentation of each cases is considered an area that needs to be