International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Understanding Juvenile Violence in America Society
Olusola Karimu, Michael Olubusayo Akintayo

The problem of juvenile violence has assumed a serious dimension in the American society. This study therefore examines the problem of juvenile violence and the challenge it poses to both the individuals and the society. It posits that the juvenile violence is both a social and health issues in the country and efforts at addressing the problem demands a holistic approach. In an attempt at examining the problem, the study highlights some of the predisposing factors responsible for the problem of juvenile violence and compares the classical with the postmodernism theories and concludes that from the sociological standpoint which conflict theory represent, they do not provide an adequate general theory of crime. The study notes that the social disorganization theory remains a very strong theory at the present time, and the most important finding is that violence among the youths and indeed crime corresponds to the structure of the neighborhood.

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