The youth of America are looked upon as the leaders of tomorrow. They must learn the differince between right and wrong at an early age, and that they will be punished when they step out of line. Juvenile crime has been on a steady rise for the past fifteen years, and will continue to do so.
Parental influence is an important factor in crime and it is this factor that perhaps best illustrates the discrepancies between numbers of white and black juveniles in prison. Children coming from white families get more education and as a result do not find their way into prisons the way children from African American and Hispanic do.