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CJS 240 Week 1 checkpoint Statistics Checkpoint

CJS 240 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2

CJS 240 Week 2 Checkpoint Delinquency Deterrence Response

CJS 240 Week 2 Assignment Individual Theories Assignment

CJS 240 Week 3 Checkpoint Sociological Theories Response

CJS 240 Week 3 DQ 1 and DQ 2

CJS 240 Week 4 Checkpoint Case Study Critique Checkpoint (Appendix C)

CJS 240 Week 4 Assignment Gender and Family Assignment

CJS 240 Week 5 Checkpoint The Justice Systems (Appendix D)

CJS 240 Week 5 DQ 1 and DQ 2

CJS 240 Week 6 Checkpoint Probation

CJS 240 Week 6 Assignment Corrections and Treatment

CJS 240 Week 7 Checkpoint Gang Development and Control Checkpoint (Appendix E)

CJS 240 Week 7 DQ 1 and DQ 2

CJS 240 Week 8 Checkpoint Drug Use and Delinquency Response

CJS 240 Week 8 Assignment Drug Czar Presentation

CJS 240 Week 9 Capstone DQ

CJS 240 Week 9 Final Punishment versus Rehabilitation

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CJS 240 Week 1 checkpoint Statistics Checkpoint

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1. CheckPoint: Statistics

· Complete the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and Self-Report Data Matrix in Appendix B. To complete this matrix, list two pros and two cons of using UCR data and two pros and two cons of using self-report data.

· Locate two Web resources — one official and one unofficial — with information about occurrences of delinquency in the United States. Copy and paste the URLs into Appendix B.

· Post Appendix B as an attachment.

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CJS 240 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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2. Discussion Questions

· Are juveniles truly capable of understanding the seriousness and consequences of their actions? If so, at what age are they capable of understanding? At what age should juveniles be tried as adults? Explain your answers.

· Is the participation in delinquent activities a normal part of maturing or are there specific factors that initiate this behavior? If taking part in delinquent activities is part of maturing, what contributes to the progression from normal adolescent behavior to chronic offending? Explain your answers.

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CJS 240 Week 2 Assignment Individual Theories Assignment

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1. Assignment: Individual Theories

· Resource: pp. 47–80 of Juvenile Delinquency: The Core.

· Write a 500- to 750-word paper explaining why some adolescents are motivated to commit crimes while others in similar circumstances are not. Support your explanation by applying at least two of the following individual theories of delinquency:

o Routine activities theory

o General deterrence theory

o Specific deterrence theory

o Biochemical theory

o Neurological theory

o Genetic theory

o Psychodynamic theory

o Behavioral theory

o Cognitive theory

· Format your paper according to APA standards.

· Cite at least two sources to support your explanation.

· Post your paper as a Microsoft Word attachment.

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CJS 240 Week 2 Checkpoint Delinquency Deterrence Response

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2. CheckPoint: Delinquency Deterrence Response

· Write a 300- to 350-word response explaining how the threat of punishment does or does not deter juvenile delinquency. Provide examples of general deterrence, specific deterrence, and situational crime prevention strategies. Additionally, identify which concepts of deterrence you believe offer the best method for controlling juvenile crime.

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CJS 240 Week 3 Checkpoint Sociological Theories Response

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1. CheckPoint: Sociological Theories Response

· Resource: pp. 101–105 of Juvenile Delinquency: The Core.

· Locate — by searching the Internet — federal, state, or local programs with elements that exemplify the application of each of the sociological theories listed below:

o Social structure theories

o Social process theories

o Social conflict theories

· Write a 100-word description of each program. You must have one program that exemplifies social structure theories, one that exemplifies social process theories, and one that exemplifies social conflict theories. Include each program’s main elements and explain the aspects of each program that address the focus of the relevant theory.

Cite your references in APA format.

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CJS 240 Week 3 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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2. Discussion Questions

· Describe a community in your city or state that currently exemplifies the concept of social disorganization. What solutions might you implement to revitalize that community?

· During the 1960s, social structure theories strongly influenced the development of delinquency prevention programs. Why did many of the earliest programs fail? What is being done differently today in the development of prevention programs?

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CJS 240 Week 4 Assignment Gender and Family Assignment

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1. Assignment: Gender and Family

Ch. 6 & 7 discuss the influence gender and family have on delinquency. In addition, you have read briefly about gender and the juvenile justice system.

· Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper answering the following questions:

o How does gender affect delinquency?

Ÿ What are some current explanations for gender differences as they relate to delinquency?

o How does family affect delinquency?

Ÿ How does family makeup affect delinquency?

Ÿ How does family behavior influence delinquency?

o Are delinquent females treated differently than delinquent males by members of the juvenile justice system?

Ÿ Are they treated unfairly?

Ÿ Do they benefit from being female? Why or why not?

· Format your paper according to APA standards.

2. Post your paper as an attachment.

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CJS 240 Week 4 Checkpoint Case Study Critique Checkpoint (Appendix C)

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3. CheckPoint: Case Study Critique

· Read the case study provided in Appendix C.

· Write a 200- to 350-word response answering the following questions:

o What are some possible reasons caseworkers were not aware of the conditions in the Jackson home?

o From the information presented in the case study, determine whether the nine members of the Division of Youth and Family Services staff should have been fired. Why or why not?

o Was justice served in this case? Why or why not?

o Could this situation have been prevented? If so, how? If not, why?

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CJS 240 Week 5 Checkpoint The Justice Systems (Appendix D)

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1. CheckPoint: The Justice Systems

· Complete the System Comparison Matrix, the 200- to 300-word response on controversial issues in the juvenile court system, and the selection of your final project position in Appendix D.

· Post Appendix D as an attachment.

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CJS 240 Week 5 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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2. Discussion Questions (Students will be placed in small groups to answer DQ 1 this week)

· What is more important — freedom of press to publish pictures and names of juvenile offenders or juveniles’ rights to private court proceedings? Explain your answer.

· Should certain juvenile offenders be waived to adult courts? Why or why not?

· Should juveniles who commit serious capital crimes under the age of 16 be eligible for the death penalty? Why or why not?

· What are the benefits of a comprehensive juvenile justice strategy? What aspects of a comprehensive strategy contribute to those benefits? What are the drawbacks to implementing a comprehensive juvenile justice strategy? Discuss specific programs that contribute to a comprehensive juvenile justice strategy using programs you may be familiar with or have heard about in the media such as Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), teen courts, drug courts, or Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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CJS 240 Week 6 Assignment Corrections and Treatment

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1. Assignment: Corrections and Treatment

· Write a 350- to 700-word paper summarizing information on juvenile corrections and community-based treatment programs. Include the following in your paper:

o Community-based treatment

Ÿ Describe two or three community-based treatment efforts.

Ÿ Briefly explain the purpose and importance of these treatment efforts.

o Institutionalization

Ÿ Describe two or three issues affecting institutionalized juveniles.

Ÿ Address why the juvenile justice system should be concerned with those issues.

o Aftercare programs

Ÿ Describe two of the three Intensive Aftercare Programs (IAP) discussed in Juvenile Delinquency: The Core.

Ÿ Address the importance of aftercare programs.

· Format your paper according to APA standards.

· Post your paper as an attachment.

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CJS 240 Week 6 Checkpoint Probation

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2. CheckPoint: Probation Presentation

· Create an informative 5- to 7-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation about probation and the roles and responsibilities of probation officers. Assume the role of a juvenile probation officer recruiter and address the presentation as if to an audience of individuals interested in applying for the position of a juvenile probation officer. Your presentation must include:

o General information regarding probation

Ÿ What is probation?

Ÿ Who is on probation?

Ÿ What are the conditions of probation?

o Roles and responsibilities of juvenile probation officers

Ÿ What are the duties of probation officers?

Ÿ When are probation officers involved in the court process?

Ÿ What are the responsibilities of probation officers?

· Prepare detailed speaker notes for each of the slides.

· Post your presentation as an attachment.

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CJS 240 Week 7 Checkpoint Gang Development and Control Checkpoint (Appendix E)

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1. CheckPoint: Gang Development and Control

· Complete the Gang Development and Gang Control tables in Appendix E.

· Post Appendix E as an attachment.

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CJS 240 Week 7 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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2. Discussion Questions

· How do peers affect delinquency? Do delinquents seek out antisocial and delinquent peers as friends or does having delinquent peers cause an individual to become delinquent? Explain your answers.

· How is academic failure related to delinquency? Do delinquents fail at school or is academic failure responsible for delinquency? Explain your answers.

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CJS 240 Week 8 Assignment Drug Czar Presentation

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1. Assignment: Drug Czar Presentation

· Read the Applying What You Have Learned Scenario on p. 256 of Juvenile Delinquency: The Core.

· Create a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation on the advantages and disadvantages of the three drug control policy strategies presented during the open hearing in the scenario. Assume the role of the drug czar in the presentation. Present the policy or policies that you believe are the best strategies for reducing youth drug use.

· Include detailed speaker notes for each slide.

· Cite at least two sources in APA format to support your statements.

· Post your presentation as an attachment.

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CJS 240 Week 8 Checkpoint Drug Use and Delinquency Response

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2. CheckPoint: Drug Use and Delinquency Response

· Research the University Library for two current, scholarly journal articles that highlight the reasons of youth drug use and the link between drug use and delinquency.

· Write a 200- to 350-word response answering the following questions according to the journal articles:

o What are the main reasons of youth drug use?

o How does drug use relate to delinquency?

· Cite the articles in APA format.

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CJS 240 Week 9 Capstone DQ

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1. Capstone Discussion Question

· The future of the juvenile justice system under debate. There has been a movement supporting aggressive measures on juvenile crime while researchers see more public support for prevention and intervention methods. Consider the future of the juvenile justice system. Should there be a juvenile justice system? Why or why not? Should there be a comprehensive juvenile justice strategy or should the juvenile justice system focus on one particular strategy? Explain your answers.

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CJS 240 Week 9 Final Punishment versus Rehabilitation

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2. Final Project: Justice System Position Paper

Throughout this course you have become acquainted with explanations of juvenile delinquency, correlates of juvenile delinquency, and the intricacies of the juvenile justice system. For your final project, assess one of the controversial issues regarding the juvenile justice system.

· Resource: Appendix A

· Write a 1,750- to 2,100-word position paper arguing one of the following positions:

o The juvenile justice system should focus on rehabilitation.

o The juvenile justice system should focus on punishment.

· Include the following in your paper:

o Why should the juvenile justice system adopt the focus you have chosen?

o Explain how the specific focus you have chosen affects the following:

Ÿ Law enforcement

Ÿ Court processes

Ÿ Probation

Ÿ Corrections

Ÿ Community services

Ÿ Intervention programs

o What are some arguments that oppose your views?

Ÿ Why are these arguments not as valid as your own?

Ÿ Provide evidence to support your claims.

o Explain how the advantages would outweigh the disadvantages if the juvenile justice system were to adopt the focus you have chosen.

· Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

· Cite at least five sources to support your position.

· Post your paper as an attachment.

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