CJS245 Week 2 Assessment(1)

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CJS245 Week 2 Assessment 1 Exam Content 1. A school resource officer is a specialist who understands the different laws and procedures governing juveniles. Imagine you are a school resource officer who has been tasked with evaluating Philip's case as described below. You will create a report based on this case to share with the school authorities and the police department to build awareness on the underlying causes for juvenile delinquent behavior and highlight the challenges faced by the police in handling juveniles. Scenario : Philip grew up in a tough, lower-socioeconomic neighborhood that was characterized by several cultures and high mobility. He never felt close to his parents, and he did not perform well in school. He valued such things as his fighting ability and his ability to con people. When he was 10 years old, he began to associate with delinquent peers who taught him how to steal cars and burglarize houses. He received rewards from his peers for his behavior and did not feel guilty for his delinquent acts. Instead, he would say that the people he stole from were wealthy enough to afford to replace the items, and most had insurance anyway. Philip has been arrested for a house burglary. He shows no sign of remorse for what he has done and is being disrespectful to the police officers. His parents are not cooperating with the police and the intake officer refuses to take Philip in, as there is a space crunch in the holding facility. The police let Philip go after giving him a warning. This is Philip's first time in the juvenile justice system. Research juvenile causation theories and the problems faced by the police in handling juveniles. Write a 700- to 1,050-word report to the school authorities and the police department. Address the following in your paper: o Which social theories can be used to explain Philip's behavior, and which social theory is most applicable here? o How is the deterrence theory applicable in this situation? Explain. o Describe the best way in which the police should process Philip's case. Is this crime a status offense or a delinquent act? o Based on the type of crime, how should the police respond? o Which discretionary options can be used by the police in this scenario? o How should the police officer convey the seriousness of the charges to Philip? o What alternative steps or placements can a police officer try when a juvenile is not taken in by the intake officer? o What intervention programs could help Philip deal with his delinquent behavior?
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CJS245 Week 2 Assessment 3 Juvenile causation theories have been around for centuries. They are based on the belief that some people are born bad and that their bad behavior is the cause of their problems. This can be difficult for the police to deal with because they are often forced to arrest juvenile offenders. This problem can be difficult to address because it is difficult to determine who is responsible for the actions of a juvenile. There are several ways in which the police can handle juveniles, but each has its own set of problems. These theories ( strain, social deviance, and control theories, suggest that some juveniles are inherently responsible for their actions and that the police are therefore unable to properly handle them. This often leads to chaotic and violent situations, and the police are often left with no other option but to arrest the juvenile in question ( Engel, Worden, Corsaro, McManus, Reynolds, Cochran, Isaza & Cherkauskas 2019). Philip's upbringing and experiences in the juvenile justice system have shown that he is not rehabilitated and that he needs to be placed in a harsher environment. His background in high-mobility neighborhoods and his lack of parental connection make it difficult to understand why he became a criminal. He is also resistant to change, suggesting that he may have a strong crime culture in his peer group. Although he has been arrested for burglary, the theory that is most applicable to this case is the social deviance theory. Philip's resistance to change and his history of criminal activity make it difficult to determine how to best rehabilitate him. Social deviance theory suggests that Philip needs a punitive setting to change. Philip's parents are not cooperating with the police, which could be a barrier to rehabilitation. He continued to commit crimes because he found it fun and there was no deterrent effect from the criminal justice system. His juvenile record shows that he has a low expectation of rehabilitation and is not deterred by punishment. He thrives in environments where he is not held accountable for his actions.
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