Many young adults decide at the beginning stages of childhood which way they want to live their lives whether it is criminally or successfully. There are many reasons why the juveniles of America these days make different choices. These reasons differ so greatly that it would be impractical to identify each variable. Larger aspects of these variables can vary from a bad childhood to sway by their peers and intellectual disabilities. There are reasons that cause these kids become criminals there are steps that should be taken in order to stay away from jail and prison time before it happens. The crime rates continue to rise and the current system is not working so something has to be done to undo this epidemic. Different people theorize about reasons why these children make the choices that they do.