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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 the Strayer University library 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.
    • Format your citations in accordance with Strayer Writing Standards.
    • For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.
  • Write clearly and concisely in a manner that is well organized, grammatically correct, and free of spelling, typographical, formatting, and/or punctuation errors.