This thesis explores juvenile delinquency in a variety of ways. First, it looks at the causes and theories regarding delinquency then at those young people who are committing crimes in our neighborhoods every day. In addition, this thesis examines the current diversion programs, found in counties in Ohio, whose primary goals are to deter juveniles from the court system and at the same time rehabilitate them. To fully understand these programs and their success, data was compiled from interviews held with officers of the court and questionnaires that were received from various juvenile justice systems across the state of Ohio. The information revealed patterns and relationships between variables were discovered. Finally, this thesis offers Wayne county a proposal with recommendations and guidelines to implement a diversion program within their justice system.


Meyer, Eric


Sociology and Anthropology

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Bachelor of Arts

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Senior Independent Study Thesis

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