Individual Theories - Individual Theories 1 Individual Theories Lisa Rice CJS\/240 Curtis Turney Individual Theories 2 Our community is still tackling

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Individual Theories Individual Theories Lisa Rice CJS/240 July 21, 2013 Curtis Turney 1
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Individual Theories Our community is still tackling one of the largest problems ever. Juvenile delinquency affects more children than we realize. When children live in broken homes or have a lack of guidance, they tend to stray. But not all children that come from low income and broken homes commit crimes. There are the same amounts of children coming from that environment that follow the laws and do not run delinquent. I personally have a friend who grew up in a poverty stricken area and seen her friends participate in juvenile delinquency behaviors. Growing up some children was raised by their grandparents or single family homes, and their mother worked to support them. That often left them unattended for periods of time. Some believe that juvenile delinquency is on the person themselves, instead of the social or economic level. There are two theories about juvenile crime. The choice theory is when a juvenile makes a rational decision when thinking about a crime and they weigh out the consequences and the benefits of their actions. The
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