Juvenile delinquency

Like many gangs, the 18th St. gang (also known as “Barrio 18”) got its start in Los Angeles, California. One of the unusual characteristics of the gang is that it recruits across nationalities, with many members coming from
Central American countries. When arrested, some gang members were deported to their birth countries, leading to the diffusion of Barrio 18 across Central America. When deported 18th St gangsters arrived in
El Salvador, they were able to recruit large numbers of members, particularly among juveniles.

1. Watch 18 With A Bullet (here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvGzyK5ho9g ). Provide a brief introduction to Barrio 18 in El Salvador (i.e. a short paragraph).
Documentary Summary: The summary includes the core ideas and essential elements of the documentary. Topic, supporting, and conclusion sentences are easily identified. Writing is a logical, objective, and concise
. (highlight in grey)

2. Select one of the theories discussed in Chapter 3 of the textbook (e.g. choice theory, psychodynamic theory, etc.). Describe the theory. Using the theory, explain why one of the juveniles portrayed in the
documentary became delinquent.
Chapter 3 Theory, Description: Identifies an appropriate theory and demonstrates an understanding of the theory’s core ideas. Description has sufficient detail and explicit correctly cited references to the assigned
readings.(highlight in blue)
Chapter 3 Theory, Application: Identifies an appropriate case from the documentary. Application of the theory to the example is explicit and detailed. Writing is consistent, objective, and logical. Contains correctly
cited references from assigned readings. (highlight in blue)

3. Select one of the theories discussed in Chapter 4 of the textbook (e.g. general strain theory, cultural deviance theory, etc.). Describe the theory. Using the theory, explain why one of the juveniles portrayed in the
documentary became delinquent.
Chapter 4 Theory, Description: Identifies an appropriate theory and demonstrates an understanding of the theory’s core ideas. Description has sufficient detail and explicit correctly cited references to the assigned
readings.(highlight in green)
Chapter 4 Theory, Application: Identifies an appropriate case from the documentary. Application of the theory to the example is explicit and detailed. Writing is consistent, objective, and logical. Contains correctly
cited references from assigned readings. (highlight in green)

4. Select one of the theories discussed in Chapter 5 of the textbook (e.g. life course theory, latent trait theory, etc.). Describe the theory. Using the theory, explain why one of the juveniles portrayed in the documentary
became delinquent.
Chapter 5 Theory, Description: Identifies an appropriate theory and demonstrates an understanding of the theory’s core ideas. Description has sufficient detail and explicit correctly cited references to the assigned readings
. (highlight in yellow)
Theory, Application: Identifies an appropriate case from the documentary. Application of the theory to the example is explicit and detailed. Writing is consistent, objective, and logical. Contains correctly cited
references from assigned readings .(highlight in yellow)

5. Of the three theorie,s you utilized in your paper, which do you think does the best job explaining the causes of juvenile delinquency? Why?
Opinion, Best Theory: Takes a position and provides a convincing detailed argumentfor the selected theory, as well as arguments against the remaining theories. Writing is logical, clear, and includes correctly cited
references to assigned readings. (highlight in purple)

 

 

 

Sample Solution

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