Juvenile delinquency

Description
In this assignment, students will demonstrate an understanding of factors that contribute to delinquency, such as substance use and family life. Students will also demonstrate an understanding of delinquency control and prevention strategies that have been implemented to address various types of juvenile delinquency. Students will also identify and discuss steps in the juvenile justice process and discuss similarities and differences between the juvenile justice and adult criminal justice systems.
Instructions
Step 1:
• Review the Module 4, 5, and 6 textbook readings (Chapters 7–12; 14–17).
• Review Module 4 Learning UnitLinks to an external site., Module 5 Learning UnitLinks to an external site., and Module 6 Learning UnitLinks to an external site..
• Review the Module 1 Learning UnitLinks to an external site. for helpful information on locating scholarly sources and APA formatting.
• Review the Writing Assignment 3 Rubric which outlines how this assignment will be graded.
• Download and use the pre-formatted APA Template .
• Review the APA Guide and sample student paper which shows how the content, organization and formatting, and technical aspects of your paper should generally look to receive an “A” grade.
• Read the Paper Format and Helpful Hints sections at the end of these instructions before beginning this assignment.
Step 2: Watch the following videos:
• Juvenile Justice: Shawn (Links to an external site.)
• Juvenile Justice: Contributing Factors (Links to an external site.)
• Juvenile Justice: Understanding Shawn’s Behavior (Links to an external site.)
• Juvenile Justice: Sentencing Day (Links to an external site.)
Step 3: Write a paper in APA format addressing the following requirements:

  1. Cover page in APA format
  2. Paragraph 1: Introduction Paragraph
    • Give a clear, concise overview of the case study provided.
    • Note: Cite any and all sources used in this paragraph with APA in-text citations.
  3. Paragraph 2: Risk and Protective Factors Paragraph
    • Discuss what risk and protective factors are with respect to juvenile delinquency.
    • See Chapter 12 in your textbook and youth.gov (Links to an external site.) for more information.
    • Consider the risk and protective factors for child delinquency discussed in your textbook and in the above website. Discuss the risk factors and protective factors (discussed in your textbook and the youth.gov website above) mentioned in Shawn’s case, clearly linking the risk/protective factor with evidence from the case.
    • Note: Cite any and all sources used in this paragraph with APA in-text citations.
  4. Paragraph 3: The Family
    • Chapter 8 in your text discusses the family’s influence on delinquency, and how such factors as family deviance, family effectiveness, and family conflict, affect juvenile behavior.
    • Discuss the influence of the family in Shawn’s case, providing specific evidence from the Chapter 8 readings and the video case study to support your discussion.
    • Note: Cite any and all sources used in this paragraph with APA in-text citations.
  5. Paragraph 4: Substance Use
    • Consider the discussion in Chapter 11 of your text on reasons why youths take drugs.
    • What reason(s) apply in Shawn’s case? Provide specific information from the video and the textbook readings to support your discussion.
    • Note: Cite any and all sources used in this paragraph with APA in-text citations.
  6. Paragraph 5: Delinquency Prevention and Control
    • Consider the drug control strategies discussed in Chapter 11 of your textbook.
    • Consider the various delinquency prevention programs discussed in Chapter 12 of your textbook.
    • Identify one delinquency control strategy from Chapter 11 or one delinquency prevention program from Chapter 12 that could have been applied to help Shawn.
    • Discuss how the program could have been applied in Shawn’s case and which of the risk factors in Shawn’s life this program would have addressed.
    • Note: Cite any and all sources used in this paragraph with APA in-text citations.
  7. Paragraph 6: Juvenile Justice Process
    • What steps in the juvenile court process, as discussed in Chapter 15 of your textbook, are displayed in Shawn’s case?
    • Identify at least two steps of the juvenile justice process that can be seen in Shawn’s case.
    • In your own words, define what happens during each step (citing your text).
    • For each process step you discuss, provide specific evidence from the video to support how each step is illustrated.
    • Note: Cite any and all sources used in this paragraph with APA in-text citations.
  8. Paragraph 7: Juvenile Versus Adult Justice
    • Consider the juvenile and adult justice systems and review the Module 2 readings.
    • Identify and discuss one similarity between the juvenile justice process and the adult justice system.
    • Identify and discuss one difference between the juvenile justice process and the adult justice system.
    • Use (and cite) evidence from Shawn’s case and the text to support your discussion.
    • Note: Cite any and all sources used in this paragraph with APA in-text citations.
  9. Paragraph 8: Juvenile Corrections
    • Consider the possible juvenile dispositions discussed in Chapters 15 and 16 of your textbook. Which of these juvenile dispositions are mentioned as options in the videos of Shawn’s case?
    • How can the debate between rehabilitation/treatment and punishment for juveniles be seen in Shawn’s case?
    • Note: Cite any and all sources used in this paragraph with APA in-text citations.
  10. Paragraph 9: Rehabilitation or Punishment?
    • Consider Shawn’s case study and the Module 6 textbook materials on juvenile corrections.
    • Develop a sentence that is fitting for Shawn, incorporating the debate on rehabilitation (the purpose of the juvenile justice system) and punishment.
    • Consider community-based and secure correctional options, and note the correctional treatments for institutionalized juveniles discussed in the Module 6 textbook readings.
    • Note: Cite any and all sources used in this paragraph with APA in-text citations.
  11. Reference page in APA format
    • An APA-format reference page with a reference for your textbook, as well as any other sources you use in the course of writing your essay. Remember that for every reference, you should have corresponding parenthetical (in-text) citations in your paper.
    Paper Format
    • Your assignment should be submitted as a Microsoft Word file. If you do not have Microsoft Word on your computer you can obtain a free copy of Microsoft Word using your FSCJ student email account. Go to “Student Resources” under the Start Here Module of the online classroom and select the Quick Link “FSCJ Online Technology Requirements.” There is also an Office 365 link available on the left side of the Course Navigation menu in the online classroom.
    • Any paper that is more than 30% similar to other sources in paper content—as reported by Turnitin—will receive a zero.
    • You do not need subheadings or abstracts for these papers.
    • Use the APA Template and personalize it for this assignment.
    • Your paper should be double-spaced in Times New Roman 12-point font and with 1-inch margins all the way around the paper.
    • See Module 1 Learning Unit for examples of in-text citations and references for your textbook. You should have in-text citations in every paragraph of your paper to align with the materials, concepts, and definitions you discuss, even though your discussion is in your own words. As you are discussing materials from other sources, even though you are discussing these materials in your own words, you must still properly cite sources with in-text citations and references in APA format.
    • Be sure to write in your own words as much as possible. Avoid using direct quotes (write in your own words), and properly cite your textbook (for the concepts), as well as any other sources you use.
    • Anything not in your own words (taken word-for-word from other sources) must be in quotation marks (” “) or you are plagiarizing. You should write by summarizing and paraphrasing what you read/hear in this course, to minimize your similarity to other sources. Even writing in your own words, you must properly cite all sources (textbook, videos, etc.) for the information you are discussing, otherwise you are plagiarizing.
    • Do not use first person (I, me, we, us, etc.) or subjective/opinion statements in academic or professional writing, including these writing assignments. This is not an opinion paper.
    Helpful Hints
    • Sample citations for your textbook look like this: (Siegel & Welsh, 2018) or (Siegel & Welsh, 2018, p. 152). The second citation example includes a page number, which should be included in citations following direct quotes and/or very specific information.
    • If the content you are discussing in a paragraph is all from one source (such as your textbook), cite the source at the beginning of the paragraph (at the end of the first sentence) and at the end (at the end of the last sentence), as well as after any direct quotes.
    • A good paragraph is between four and eight complete, thorough, and grammatically correct sentences.

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