Post University Delinquency Discussion

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Discussion  Topic : Delinquency

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Annotated Bibliography: Delinquency
Paragraph 1:
Introduction
A. Delinquency is a social problem affecting most societies. It entails the engagement of
individuals under the legal age in criminal activities or immoral behavioral practices. Over time,
different criminal activities among juveniles emerge
B. Societies attribute different reasons to these unethical illegal practices. There is a great need to
understand the causes, trends, and factors behind delinquency. For example, what makes
young people commit crimes? What can be done to reduce it? There are various notions
to explore in this area that will help formulate solid interventions.

Paragraph 2:
Cockburn, J. S. (2018). Crime in England, 1550–1800. Routledge.
A. Cockburn provides a historical background of crime in England between the 15th and 18th
centuries. The author explains the different forms of crimes that subject individuals to court
trials.
For instance, felonies and treasons, among several others.

B. The exploration of these types of crimes among the young people in our communities is
critical in this article. The law punished
adults involved in these forms of crime by death. How about teens? Teens who were accused of
such forms of crimes were prosecuted in the adult courts. However, age was a factor of
consideration. Only those who were above seven years were prosecuted.
Paragraph 3:
McGloin, J. M., & Thomas, K. J. (2019). Peer Influence and Delinquency. Annual Review of
Criminology, 2(1), 241–264. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-criminol-011518-024551
A. When it comes to criminology among young people, peer influence is one of the most
discussed topics. Individuals are encouraged or blinded by their friends to engage in
criminal practices. Peer influence occupies the highest position in criminal justice. One
will end up using This trend has been there for long and most people believe it is the
main cause of crime among adolescents.
B. It is a topic worth exploring as it will help bring up the best possible strategies to
nd crime. McGloin and Thomas (2019) explore how individuals get carried away by their
peers. Through examples, they have elaborated on the impacts of peer pressure among teens in
the past five decades. With the emergence of social media, interactions among teens have
increased.

Paragraph 4:
Murray, A. L., Hafetz Mirman, J., Carter, L., & Eisner, M. (2021). Individual and
developmental differences in delinquency: Can they be explained by adolescent risk-

taking models? Developmental Review, 62, 100985.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dr.2021.100985
A. The article focuses on risk-taking models and adolescent behaviors that lead to
delinquency. Through examining the dual system, Lifespan Wisdom Model, and the Fuzzy Trace
theories, the authors conclude that adolescent peak in committing crimes is caused by the
imbalance between self-regulation and sensation seeking.
B. Exposure to risky behaviors is another significant cause of delinquency. When young
people are exposed to risky behaviors, some end up practicing them. There are lots of
developmental changes that affect tee...


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