CJS 240 Week 2 Assignment Individual Theories Assignment
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Individual Theories 1 Individual Theories Assignment Axia College of University of Phoenix Individual Theories 2 Many young adults decide at the beginning stages of childhood which way they want to live their lives whether it is criminally or successfully There are many reasons why the juveniles of America these days make different choices These reasons differ so greatly that it would be impractical to identify each variable Larger aspects of these variables can vary from a bad childhood to sway by their peers and intellectual disabilities There are reasons that cause these kids become criminals there are steps that should be taken in order to stay away from jail and prison time before it happens The crime rates continue to rise and the current system is not working so something has to be done to undo this epidemic Different people theorize about reasons why these children make the choices that they do It is a theory called the Genetic Theory that attempts to access the minds of these young offenders This theory states that when a criminal nature is presented that it is inherited just as eye color and hair color are inherited It is theorized that there is a genetic code that causes these people to make certain decisions and commit criminal acts The Genetic Theory also states that a person can look at a child s parents to arrange the determination if the child will become an offender About this theory I believe that there are many holes One variation about this theory is the truth about many kids that are born to parents that are criminals and these children become wonderful performance part of society I do not believe that one weighs in on the side of genetics but there many things that affect a child There are many things that are inherited from a parent but the people that raise them in uence the majority of what children learn the neighborhood that they live in and the people that they associate with or their guardian associates with If an offender raises a child then the child will prone to fall into the same events but I do not consider that genetics causes Individual Theories 3 this If the child is raised around corruption then they will most likely become a criminal There are other theories that try to clarify criminal characteristics in a juvenile Another theory is the Routine Activities Theory that claims that teens become criminals because the opportunity is present This theory clarifies that if there is a chance to assign a crime then they will proceed with the act For example if there is an unlocked car then a teen will go into the car and take items or the automobile since it is accessible The Routine Activities Theory joins opportunity with the believed need of the children in order to wonder if this will create an uncontrollable urge within the juvenile to commit a crime The child must also have a serious lack of morals be deficient in the knowledge of right wrong and inadequate supervision in order for this theory to be precise In this case every child and teenager would have to be frequently supervised because the urge would be overwhelming According to Wadworth 2005 Kids will commit crimes when they believe their actions will go undetected by guardians such as police security guards neighbors teachers or homeowners They choose what they consider safe places to commit crimes and to buy a sell drugs Children who are taught to respect others and their personal belongings skilled crimes that are wrong to learn about fear authority are much more likely to become great people Simply because the chance is at hand does not mean that any young person will take that opportunity If this were the case then kids would have to be locked up like wild animals to avoid them from acting on these urges Overtime crimes have gotten much worse and a series of crimes has caused more of possibilities that a child will grow up around negative activities that may lead them to believe Individual Theories 4 that criminal acts are acceptable It cannot be stated that one theory is correct since there are millions of unusual factors that make up individuals their traits and the uniqueness that they carry through their life A person s childhood starts as a basis for their life and then there are many other features that write on the chalkboard of the child s life that make them exactly Who they are and the principles that they obtain If each person understood that their actions can affect their own children as well as other kids around them then everyone could pull together to make sure that each child is accounted for and provided With superior role models It really takes a neighborhood to raise kids Without support from all members of the society then kids Will be left to create their own ethics and that is usually detrimental Instead of trying to identify the one Who caused the problem it should be understood that many factors determine the actions of young adults and the only key is serious therapy by people that value how to train the juvenile What they have not been suitably by their guardian or community Individual Theories 5 References Axia College of University of Phoenix 2007 Juvenile Delinquency Retrieved May 14 2009 from Axia College Week One reading aXcess CJS240 Introduction to Juvenile Justice Course Web site Eurasia Net 19 June 2007 Georgia grapples with rising teenage crime UNHCR Refworld Retrieved on May 14 2009 from httpWWWunhcrorgrefworlddocid46a485 01 1chtml
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