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demonstrates other variables are part of juvenile delinquency, such as peer pressure. Criminology theories provide a path on what causes a specific crime. Crime causation is the outcome that criminology theories identify because they provide cause and effect of crimes and also identifies the source that causes a crime. Please answer the following questions on the Discussion Board. 1. Pick 1 of the 3 criminology theories that could be used in juvenile delinquency. o Rational choice theory o Biosocial theory o Cognitive theory of desistance 2. Explain why you chose this theory for the cause of juvenile delinquency? Which of the theories do you feel produces minimal or nothing to any explanation on the causes of juvenile delinquency?

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CRJS315-DB2NameClassDateProfessorCRJS315-DB2 The biosocial theory finds that crime is the result of a mixture of social and biological processes. In other words crime is caused by biological processes, such as genetics, but is further compounded by the social environment of the juvenile delinquent. Based on the biosocial theory the juvenile is not born with a clean slate but is instead born with biological tendencies. Theorist Edward Wilson found people are biosocial organisms and there behavior is influenced by their social environment and the different conditions they face in this environment (Yaralian, 2001). People are not solely controlled by their biological urges but also need the influence social factors and conditions. In the past biological theories solely blamed biological processes of the body but after discovering other people with similar biological flaws did not commit crimes the theory was extended to include social influences and conditions. Juvenile delinquency can be the result of biological influences, such as hormone problems that result in impulse control or aggression, but in the right environment these impulses can be cur

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