Foundations of Corrections
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 are a 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.
Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.
Gangs have become increasingly more violent over time and have increased their activity in drugs and other illegal activities to support the gang and help recruit new gang members, often from U.S. miIDle and high schools. In this scenario, you have been asked to begin a gang initiative with a community that has suffered an increase in gang activity over time.
Your police department closely follows the community policing paradigm, meaning that it has realized the importance of working with the community as a whole to resolve long-term problems that have often stymied efforts led only by the police in the past. Recently, one of these community groups came to you, as police chief, and asked that you respond to what it feels is an increasingly dangerous gang problem in the community. There have been several serious incidents of violence and drive-by shootings, along with the increase in drug traffic and attempts to gain new gang members in your local miIDle and high schools.
You recognize that increasing patrols and arrests in the area will only solve the problem short term or perhaps just displace the problem, so you want to seek a more long-term solution.
For this assignment, your police department has picked you to write an action plan that aIDresses this problem in the community. Your action plan should include, but is not limited to, the following:
Several initiatives that will assist in rectifying the problems, including the following:
How can the negative effects of violence on children be lessened?
Do you believe that there should be a limitation on the violent video games children are permitted to play?
What type of assistance will you ask from the community as a whole?
What role will the department itself take?
How will you measure the effectiveness of your plan?
3-4 pages. APA format
Foundations of Corrections