Research Paper #2

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.  Must be familiar with what the theories are in regards to the causes of juvenile delinquency.


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.


The paper must have a minimum of 5 properly cited references, and the body of your report should be 6 to 8 pages. The paper must be prepared in MS Word, double-spaced and be properly cited and referenced in APA format. . All writing assignments must be original work for this course. The paper must include a title page, reference page, and an abstract page. You are expected to write professionally with correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Your work should be double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, with 1-inch margins all around. When citing resources, you must adhere strictly to APA style




All assignments must be your own original work and you are not allowed to turn in papers for this course that you have used previously for another course (even if it is from taking this very course during a previous session).  There will be absolutely no plagiarism!!!