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Female Juvenile Offenders
By: Priscella Morris

Since 1987, juvenile female arrests have increased at a faster pace then male juvenile. The arrest data states that juvenile females make up proportion of arrests in the Index category as is in the violent category. The largest percent of juvenile female arrest are of property crime. The juvenile age specific arrest rates study show in 1967 female juvenile age 12 and under was 3.6 percent 13-14 yrs. old 43 percent t and 15 yrs. old 52 percent compared to 1996 were the arrests had increase 12 yrs. and under 7 percent 13-14 yrs old 159 percent and 15 yrs. old 249 percent.

The National Incident-Base Reporting System (NBRS) Indicates that female are more likely to commit offenses against another female juvenile. There are varies reason why juvenile female commit crimes. (1) uneducated, (2) poverty ,(3) multiple sexual contacts from an early age,(4) substance abuse, and (5) running away from home just to name a few. Also data obtain from 29 states by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency is that African –American young females are almost 50 percent of all other race in a secure detention while Hispanics makes 13 percent.

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The youngest female in Florida Department of Corrections is Morgan Leppert a 16 year old from Putnam County Florida. Morgan was 15 years old when she was arrested for first-degree murder and robbery. She plea guilty to first –degree murder and was sentence to life in prison with no chance of parole. Morgan had those same characteristics that I mention earlier she was a eighth grade drop out, and she was running away from home with her boyfriend during the time of the crimes. Juvenile female crime rates (violent…...

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