Assignment 2: The Future of Delinquency Prevention
Over the past five modules, you have learned about the origins, history, and trends of juvenile delinquency. You have also explored some of the theoretical explanations for juvenile delinquency and the way the juvenile justice system works in a practical sense to address delinquency.
By Week 5, Day 4, in a minimum of 250 words, post to the Discussion Area your responses to the following:
- Given what you have learned about delinquency, state your opinions about the future of delinquency prevention and control efforts. Do you see the juvenile justice system being used more to punish delinquents or rehabilitate them?
- Of parents, courts, law enforcement, and educators, explain who you think will play the more prominent role in future delinquency prevention efforts.
By Week 5, Day 7, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Consider using contradictions and counterexamples supported by class readings when responding. This can be done through questioning, disagreeing, redirecting, or asking your classmates to rethink what they have posted and why. Whenever possible, briefly mention which points you are responding to.
Discussion Grading Criteria and Rubric
All discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric. This assignment is worth 40 points. Download the discussion rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.