(CJ303) Week 2 Writing Assignment--Delinquency Theories

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(CJ303) Week 2 Assignment: Delinquency Theories Juvenile delinquency is an arguable phenomenon that has been prevalent since the earliest years of history and as the methods in which society evolves, so do the crimes in which are committed by juveniles and other criminal types of offenders. There are a myriad of ways in which individuals, and societies alike, try to justify the actions and/or subsequent inactions of others, and the issue of juvenile delinquency is not any different. When attempting to understand the rationale behind juvenile and adult delinquency and criminal misconduct, it is imperative to incorporate, and ultimately compare the different theories that have been applied to such individuals. Many might agree that there are psychological and sociological theories of which can appropriately be applied to the decisions made by youth to commit criminal acts. Of these
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theories, we can recognize that psychological theories that are designed to support, or define such actions are essentially, “explanations linking criminal behaviors with mental states or conditions, antisocial personality traits, and early psychological and moral development issues” (Champion, 2010, p.86). Within these psychological theories of which are designed to explain the phenomenon of juvenile delinquency are the psychoanalytical theories of which support early
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