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Avoid the Hustle

Theory

Category: English

Theory

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1Rational choice theory,2social control theory, 3social conflict theory.

Review the theories listed in your text regarding the causes of juvenile delinquency as outlined in chapters 3-5. Select the theory or theories (maximum of 3) you most clearly believe to be an accurate explanation of delinquency in this country. Spend 2 to 3 pages explaining the history of the theories and write about the studies that have been conducted.

Based upon the theory or theories (maximum of 2) you have selected, write about the appropriate program(s) that would be most effective in preventing juvenile delinquency. You must name a SPECIFIC program. You cannot just say “effective intervention,” for example. The idea is that the theory and program need to be validly connected. If for example, you select a biological theory, then the treatment would involve diet, medication, exercise etc. The idea behind this assignment is to ensure that you can make an accurate connection between the theory and the prevention program. Because I want to stretch your thinking in new areas, papers on DARE, JOB CORP, or Boys and Girls Clubs will not be accepted.
The paper must have a minimum of 5 properly cited references. Because criminal justice changes as the laws and society changes, three of your references must have been published within the last 5 years. The paper is due in week eight. I expect a 6 to 8 page paper in APA format.