Juvenile Justice Social Work. Explain how three perspectives that emerged in the 1930s (including the strain, the social disorganization, and the learning perspectives) account for the historical changes (such as the Great Depression) in crime rate. Also while thinking back on your own experiences growing up, which sociological theory discussed in this chapter best describes your delinquency involvement (or noninvolvement)?
Do you think criminal behaviors are best described using the biosocial perspective that examines both biological and sociological factors? Secondly, Are there any behaviors that are more suited to the explanation by the biosocial perspective versus others that are more suited to the explanation by sociological factors alone?
Why are certain groups of young people more at risk for juvenile court involvement or school suspensions or expulsions? Also who are these young people, and what pathways can you identify that may explain why some groups are disproportionately involve-d? Why is maltreatment difficult to accurately identify and prevent? What implications may this have for juvenile court judges and school administrators? If you were designing a delinquency prevention program, what would it look like? Justify these program recommendations based on risk and protective factor research evidence to date