in Singapore. Our site's main focus would be to highlight
the stages of reform the delinquents go through to properly
return to society as well as understand what makes the delinquents
tick. With our information kept simple and displayed in a
way that is aesthetically pleasing, we daresay that our site
caters to people of all ages as a source of information on
the teenage delinquency system in Singapore. The site also
includes detailed analyses of survey and interview results
to help you to better understand the topic.
teens will probably come to a cross roads during their lives.
Some will take the road less taken which will run them afoul
of social norms. Through the walk, they may finally come to
regret their choice. This choice can lead to delinquency.
Once they come onto that path, they can never go back to the
reason they chose this path, could be to find a way out of
their problems. These problems, be it family, identity, school
or even social issues, when confronted, will lead to a decision
to be made. This decision signifies the fork in the road.
They could choose to solve these problems ĘC taking the beaten
path. Or, they could choose to run from these problems. This
running from the problems will leave them bitter and eventually
lead to their expression of their feelings. This expression
could be in the form of rebellion which may lead to delinquency.
As the poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
states"I doubted if I should ever come back". In
the same way, the troubled teen would never be able to go
back in time to the same crossroads and take the other path.
However, after walking the path a while and starting to regret,
they will come to another cross road. This would be another
choice; to continue the path they are on, or to take on a
more challenging path. This is a path of change in which they
right their life and finally handle their issues. This path
is offered to them by people who are willing to lend a helping
hand: The MCYS, Touch Youth Learning Centre, the Prison school
and many others who are willing to help these troubled youths
to get back to the right journey. This path is what we call
THE SECOND CHANCE.
objectives of this quest are to understand:
mindset of the delinquents and the main driving forces behind
Delinquents do not become
what they are overnight. That is what our group is very
sure of and therefore we want to find out what exactly which
causes them to fall into delinquency. By being able to do
so, we can actually help preventing them from happening
and reducing the chances of teens falling into delinquency.
Understanding these factors also helps to be able to communicate
and understand the mindset of teens more easily and it comes
in handy when trying to help them to reform.
- The rehabilitation process
adopted by various relevant organisations we have chosen
people have the general mindset that places such as boys'
home are actually just teenage prisons. However, we feel
that it is not the case and such places are actually a second
chance for these delinquents and when they take a first
step into these places, it is their first step to reform.
We are also interested in the activities conducted in these
places and how they help these teens to reform and we hope
that through our research, it will create awareness to the
general public about boys' homes and learning centres for
- The strategies and means
to reintegrate the delinquents back to the society
Delinquents might be delinquents but they still are humans
like us. They do make mistakes and as long as they are willing
to turn over a new leaf, they deserve a second chance. They
have a hidden potential which might not be uncovered if
they were not accepted back into society so we feel that
we should help reintegrate these people into the society.
If we do not bring them back into the society and force
them to the edge, they might commit crimes in order to gratify
themselves and thus creating more problems for the society.
So we feel that these people have the potential to be helpful
to our society or they can become chronic criminals in the
Learn about the Singapore Prison
School, a school for prison inmates in Singapore and how it
serves to help in their rehabilitation.
Youth Learning Centre(TYLC)
Learn about how TYLC, a welfare
organisation in Singapore deal and help troubled teens in
Teenhood: A Troubled Time
Learn about the psychology
and the difficulties delinquents face. Discover their reason
behind their waywardness.
Learn about MCYS (Ministry
of Community Development, Youth and Sports) in Singapore and
how they handle delinquents.
As part of our research, we
have interviewed various organisations. Check out the interview
Findings & Analysis
A summary of the information
presented, we would present our analyses of our findings as well our own commentaries.