You are an AIU Online Campus graduate and have started a career with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention which is a part of the Department of Justice.You area juvenile justice expert which fits perfectly with your criminal justice degree. You have been assigned to write a paper of 34 pages on the following two families and the questions listed below:
The Jukes family and the Kallikak family have been subjects of studies pertaining to the nature versus nurture issue and crime. Current studies have been collected that show that juveniles who are raised in families where family members have been incarcerated have an increased likelihood of following the same path.
You can find information on these 2 families at the following Web sites but be sure to look at more than just these 2 Web sites:
Are the characteristics of offenders about which you have read in your textbook and the professor has lectured carried down through families? These characteristics may include a propensity for violence a dishonest nature and so on. Is it nature or nurture? Look at these studies and describe the characteristics. Try to explain both sides of the issue (both nature and nurture) that bring out the characteristics of people who are more likely to go to jail.
For this minimum 3 – 4 page paper, you are to:
1. Identify a social problem in your current community.
2. Interview or discuss with one civil service employee from the community their impression of the problem in their community.
Examples of people you can interview include teachers, police officers, social workers, city workers, etc.
3. Find-reference-integrate a minimum of two articles dealing specifically with that social problem.
articles do not need to be from or about your community specifically,
but they do need to be about the social problem you are exploring.
Offer one alternative for change that is your own idea, in addition to
ideas for change that may already have been implemented, or that are
suggested in the articles. Include a plan for how this alternative
could be implemented.
Final Project Submission: 200 points