Although there is a rising crime rate in almost all types of crime and in almost all areas of the world, juvenile crime is an area in which the instances and types of crime are becoming both greater in number and in severity. Juvenile crime is particularly disturbing due to the youthful age of the offenders. Without help and rehabilitation, these children could be establishing a foothold in a life of terror and destruction. Although crime is horrific in any situation, juvenile crime, more than any other, concerns the future of the world; thus, the need to help these children in any way possible is of the utmost importance.
Jessica E. Becker, Could "Bad Kids" Be Saved by Better Laws? A Comparison of Current Federal Legislation of the United States and Canada, 18 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 229 (1999).