Explain the nature and essence of the adolescent dilemma. The road from childhood to adulthood passes through the landscape of adolescence. Making this transition is risky and precarious at best, and young people may easily “lose their way” in the process. Many of them end up as clients of a juvenile justice system today. Discuss the nature of the various factors that youth encounter along the way, factors which create conflicts, confusion, or dilemmas as to which path to follow. This in turn derails many on their journey, alters their paths, and they end up juvenile delinquents.
1. Fully discuss the precursors and early theoretical formulations that preceded the emergence of the “Delinquency” concept. In so doing, fully discuss the relationship between the Theoretical principles and the Processes involved in these formulations. In this regard, especially note the specific “Criminal Justice” practices which are associated with the Theoretical formulations of the period.
2. Fully discuss and explain the Theoretical formulations involved in the actual emergence of the “Delinquency” concept and the “Informal” criminal justice practices specifically associated with these formulations. How does the application of Theoretical principles serve as a basis for the eventual creation of the Juvenile Court Act?
3. Fully discuss all of the developmental processes involved in the “Intellectual Revolution” through which “science” becomes an established way of thinking. Discuss the basic principles and premises making up its essential nature. Explain the implications and consequences of these principles as they impact the practices of criminal justice itself and the creation of the “Formal” stage of the “Delinquency” period and the Juvenile Court Act. How does the Juvenile Court Act implement these principles?
4. a. Discuss the nature of Learning Theory, and how it explains or operates as the set of social forces producing delinquency. How does this particular theory implement the purpose and policy of the J.C.A.? Then discuss how both the family and the school operate as influences in this explanation.
b. Discuss the nature of Anomie Theory, and how it explains or operates as the set of social forces producing delinquency. How does this particular theory implement the purpose and policy of the J.C.A.? Then discuss how the family and the school operate as influences in this explanation.