Combating Juvenile Delinquency

In this assignment, you will recommend improvements to a juvenile delinquency prevention program. A link to an example assignment follows

the assignment instructions. Instructions Use county, state, or federal Internet resources or to research your community’s current efforts to deter or prevent juvenile delinquency through detention programs or other sanctions. Note: If you cannot find information on juvenile delinquency

prevention efforts in your community, choose a larger community nearby. Write a full 2–3 page paper in which you:

Provide a detailed and well-researched description of two juvenile delinquency reduction efforts or programs currently in operation in the community. For example: Boys and Girls Clubs, Pace Center for Girls, Outward Bound. Provide a detailed and well-researched description of the main sociological theories that underlie the interventions that shape a community’s public policy for delinquency prevention.

For example: Strain, Conflict, Labeling.

Describe in detail two ideas for improving a community’s juvenile delinquency prevention efforts,

citing examples to illustrate the successful implementation of those ideas in other communities. Support your writing with at least three credible,

relevant, and appropriate sources. Cite each source on your source list at least once within your assignment