CJ420M1-1: Evaluate the basic propositions of theories of causation and their re
CJ420M1-1: Evaluate the basic propositions of theories of causation and their relationships to delinquent behavior.
GEL-8.03: Apply Critical thinking to formulate a logical solution to a problem.
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Select two case studies (from the three below) and write a 4–6-page paper (excluding cover page) that addresses the following bulleted items relative to each case study you select. Your paper should be written in narrative form and clearly address the following.
What theory best explains why the juvenile profiled is engaging in delinquent behavior?
Explain the theory in detail.
Explain why this theory best explains the juvenile’s delinquent behavior.
What sociological and psychological variables are there in the case study?
Based on your selected theory, develop two potential interventions for the juvenile that are appropriate for the specific cultural circumstance.
Choose one of your two developed interventions to be the best choice, explaining why.
As you address each bullet outlined and consider each case, you will also need to think critically about the uniqueness of the specific culture, as well as how the people involved in the situation are communicating within that culture, and take into account variables of the specific culture.
Note: This Assessment requires outside research. You may consult the online Library, the internet, the textbook, other course material, and any other outside resources in supporting your task, using proper citations in APA style.
Case Study: Aaron
Aaron is a 16-year-old Hispanic teenager. He lives in a poor neighborhood and comes from a broken home, and the only bright spot in his life is school. He does very well when he attends. Attending is difficult for him, as he has to take care of his siblings while his mom works a couple of jobs. He is starting to participate in gang activity to make money to help his mother financially. He was recently picked up by the police for stealing.
Case Study: Jackson
Jackson is a 14-year-old African American teenager. He lives in a two-parent home. They are middle class. His father engages in domestic violence against his mother frequently. He also has two brothers who also have issues with violence. He was recently arrested for assault at his school. He does not like school. The domestic violence is a secret in their home and has never been disclosed to his friends.
Case Study: Madison
Madison is a 13-year-old Caucasian female who was recently picked up by the police for running away. She lives in an upper middle class neighborhood with her mother and stepfather. She attends a great school, but her studies are lagging.
This is not the first time Madison has run away, but it is the first time the police have found her. In the past, her parents have found her and brought her home. When the police find her, she is also under the influence of drugs and alcohol. She has been getting poor grades, has dropped out of all her extracurricular activities, and has become very withdrawn. When questioned by the police, she reports she ran away because her stepfather has been sexually abusing her for several years, and she cannot take it anymore.
Minimum Submission Requirements
This Assessment should be a Microsoft Word (4-6 page) document, in addition to the title and reference pages.
Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your submission should be highly organized, logical, and focused.
Your submission must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.
Your submission should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
A separate page at the end of your submission should contain a list of references, in APA format. Use your textbook, the Library, and the internet for research.
Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations where appropriate and reference all sources. Your sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. Review the writing resources for APA formatting and citation found in Academic Tools. Additional writing resources can be found within the Academic Success Center.
Your submission should:
include a cover sheet;
be typed in Times New Roman, 12 -point font;
include correct citations
be written in Standard English with no spelling or punctuation errors; and
include correct references at the bottom of the last page.
If work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned without being scored.
Plagiarism is an act of academic dishonesty. It violates the University Honor Code, and the offense is subject to disciplinary action. You are expected to be the sole author of your work. Use of another person’s work or ideas must be accompanied by specific citations and references. Whether the action is intentional or not, it still constitutes plagiarism.