Local and international news is replete with reports of crime. At least once in ever (email@example.com.)ily week a Nigerian tabloid would have on its pages some reports of one form of crime or the other, committed either against individuals or against corporate bodies (Ribadu, 2007). A developing and even more disturbing phenomenon is the number of children, young persons and youths getting involved in crimes. According to the FBI report, although fewer crimes are being committed in the USA, the juvenile arrest rate has grown by 20% since 1991 and about 2.7 million juveniles were arrested in 1995, making it about 18% of all arrests. Additionally, in 1994 more than 1.5 million delinquency cases were processed in juvenile courts in the United States representing a 41% increase in cases since 1985 (Butts, 1996).