SPIDER MAP

Lost
wages

Loss of freedom
Losing of ground
academically

Health
care

Placement in
residential detention

Sexual
behavior

Expenses incurred by
victims

Tried and sentenced as an
adult
Future consequences on
college and career
choices
Unpredictable
Effects

Effects of Juvenile Delinquency

Issues
related
Drug
use
Gang
involvement
Alcohol
abuse
Sexual
behavior

Challenges of young
people who commits
crime
Acting out to protest perceived
abuses
Believing that there is no future
for them
Expressing anger or
frustration
Looking for approval from a
gang

OUTLINE
Effects of Juvenile Delinquency
1. Expenses incurred by victim which are related to
1.1 Lost wages
1.2 Health care
1.3 Psychological care
2. Effects that are unpredictable
2.1 Loss of freedom
2.2 Losing of ground academically
2.3 Placement in residential detention centers
2.3.1 Relationship with delinquents
2.3.2 Recidivism
2.4 Tried and sentenced as an adult
2.5 Future consequences on college and career choices
3. Issues related
3.1 Drug use
3.2 Gang involvement
3.3 Alcohol abuse
3.4 Sexual behavior
4. Challenges of young people who commits crime
4.1 Acting out to protest perceived abuses
4.2 Believing that there is no future for them
4.3 Expressing anger or frustration
4.4 Looking for approval from a gang

SENTENCE OUTLINE

Effects of Juvenile Delinquency
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The victim may incur expenses related to lost wages,
health care, or psychological care in addition to the cost of
replacing damaged or destroyed items.
The juvenile who commits a crime also suffers effects that
he or she is probably unable to predict.
A. He or she may lose his or her freedom while being
incarcerated or placed on probation.
B. The juvenile may lose ground as well.
C. Although placement in residential detention centers for
juveniles may be appropriate consequences for the
adolescent’s criminal action, it also puts him or her in
relationships with other delinquents who may be more
sophisticated or influential. This makes him recidivism
likely and, in many states, when a juvenile older than 14
becomes a repeat offender, he or he can be tried and
sentenced as an adult.
D.The delinquency may even have future consequences
on the adolescent’s college and career choices
There is a correlation between juvenile delinquency and
drug use, gang involvement, alcohol abuse, and sexual
behavior.
Young people who commit serious crimes before they are
18 years old challenge the future for everyone involved.
They may be acting out to protest perceived abuses that
have been perpetrated against them. They may believe
that there is no future for them outside of life of crime.
They may be expressing anger or frustration directed
against another person or group or looking for approval
from a gang.