Support a premise that your state or city (Texas) should either implement a philosophy of treatment of punishment for juvenile offenders for a specific crime or criminal justice issue identified in the paper.
Explain the differences between treatment and punishment concepts. Build a case that has a stronger position based on crime or criminal justice issue selected.
Review the journal crime statistics between three cities or states in three different parts of the country ( Boston, Chicago, Seattle) for a crime or criminal justice issue. Incorporate a graphic display to present findings. (Include 3 demographic items, such as gender, ethnicity, race, education or socioeconomic status. ( In the analysis be sure to standardize your data. (i.e. 1:1000; 1: 10,000; or 1: 100,000) and incorporate the scale in a key for each chart.
Identify the prevailing thought in the city of state: Is it treatment or punishment?
Analyze the difference in the recidivism rates between the cities or states you have selected?
Is recidivism the best indicator of success of failure or should we use a different indicator?
Authors addressed biological, psychological and sociological theories to help explain juvenile delinquency.
Evaluate which of these theories would best support the thesis.
Support which justice intervention strategy would be effective to counter the crime of criminal justice issue based on your research?
Conclude with a summary of which concept (treatment or punishment) supports the over arching concept of social justice?
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