Differences in delinquent behavior between the sexes and proposing prevention and intervention programs
A female inmate writes the class rules on a dry
erase board, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 during an
integrated subjects middle and high school class
at the Pre-Trial Detention Center in Jacksonville,
Fla. (AP Photo/Oscar Sosa)
You have been hired to staff a special project of the state youth commission to address the problem of the increasing involvement of girls in delinquent behavior and status offenses. Your first assignment is to give the commission members an overview of the problem and some possible solutions.
Write them a memorandum of 7-10 pages (double-spaced, 12-pt. type), discussing the differences in delinquent behavior between the sexes and proposing prevention and intervention programs that might be designed to reflect such differences. Cite references in MLA style.
Must use these sources: Siegel, Larry and Welsh, Brandon. 2012 Juvenile Delinquency: Theory, Practice, and Law. 11th edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, Inc.
Peterson, Rebecca. 2004. Understanding Contemporary Gangs in America: An Interdisciplinary Approach. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
NCJRS sites (National Criminal Justice Reference Service)
OJJDP Home Page http://.ncjrs.gov