Juvenile Delinquents

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It is hard to believe a youth that should be in school learning and still getting to know life, has already been convicted for a criminal offense. Juveniles who start offending or committing crimes before age 12 are more likely to continue offending into early adulthood. Those adolescence who keep on into adulthood go from minor offenses to destructive violence. According to the Pittsburgh Youth, studies found that 52 to 57 percent of juvenile delinquents continue to offend up to age 25 which is early adulthood. Juveniles don’t go to prisons, they go to a detention center where they await court hearing or are placed in a long term facility and programs. Juveniles who commit severe felonies can be incarcerated or sentenced as adults. Youth who