The Theory Of Juvenile Delinquency

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On September 4 in 1989 Joan and her two daughters Jennifer and Melissa were found murder in there home. A neighborhood kid named Craig Price became the polices main suspect due his long history of criminal offense. After being interrogated he admitted to only wanting to rob the house but the mother and the two kids had awoken and he killed them to protect himself from getting arrested. Craig then admitted to murdering another woman from the area named Rebecca spencer when he was only thirteen. People often question how somebody so young could such a terrifying act but researches how found a couple of theories that could be the possible reason for this chaos. The theories of delinquent life course pretty much is the backbone of many other more specific theories in the studying of juvenile delinquency. Next in the book is the latent trait theory, which explains the flow of delinquency over a lifetime. Finally the third theory is a mix of latent trait and life course theory which states there is more then one path to crime and more than one class of offenders. The chapter starts of with life course theory, which tends to show how every person related experience can effect a child’s future behavior. Even as toddlers children begin making relationships and behaviors that will possibly determine there adult future. Kids are expected to grow and follow social norms but some individuals are not capable of maturing at a normal pace because of family, environmental, and personal

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