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CRJ 301 Week 5 Final Paper New
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When looking at the relationship between social justice and juvenile
justice, there are two over arching concepts when addressing juvenile
delinquency - treatment and punishment. These two concepts have
driven a cycle of changes in the juvenile justice system over the years.
Your task is to support your premise that your state or city should either
implement a philosophy of treatment or punishment for juvenile
offenders for a specific crime or criminal justice issue identified in your
a. Explain the differences between the treatment and punishment
concepts. Build the case for which one you believe has the stronger
position based on your research and the crime or criminal justice issue
you selected to study.
b. Review the juvenile crime statistics between three cities or states in
three different parts of the country (e.g., Boston, Chicago, and Seattle)
for a crime or criminal justice issue. Incorporate a graphic display to
present your findings. Be sure to include at least three demographic
items, such as gender, ethnicity, race, education, or socio-economic
status, in your analysis. Ensure you standardize your data (i.e., 1:1000;
1:10,000; or 1: 100,000) and incorporate the scale in a key for each
c. Identify the prevailing thought in the city or state: Is it treatment or
punishment? Analyze the differences in the recidivism rates between the
cities or states you have selected? Is recidivism the best indicator of
success or failure or should we use a different indicator?
d. In chapters 2 and 3 of the text, our author addresses biological,
psychological and sociological theories to help explain juvenile
delinquency. Evaluate which of these theories would best support your
e. Support which juvenile justice intervention strategy would be
effective to counter the crime or criminal justice issue based on your
f. Conclude with a summary of which concept (treatment or punishment)
best supports the over arching concept of social justice?
The paper must be ten to twelve pages in length and formatted
according to APA style. You must use at least six scholarly resources (at
least four of which must be found in the Online Library) other than the
textbook to support your claims.
Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference
page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials,
visit the Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on
the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.
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