Rational Choice Theory

Contemporary Biological Positivism
A General Theory of Crime
You can read about each of these perspective in your textbook. Once you feel confident in your understanding of these perspectives, you will need to answer the following question:

Which of the above perspectives is LEAST useful for explaining why juveniles engage in delinquency?
When developing programs and policies designed to reduce delinquency, it is critical to understand our best ideas about the causes of delinquency. It is equally important, however, to understand which of our ideas about the causes of delinquency have turned out to be not that useful or inaccurate. This is the aim of your discussion post–to identify which of these perspectives is not that accurate for understanding delinquency. A quality answer will be sure to clearly identify the general arguments of the above perspectives before explaining which perspective is least useful and why you believe that to be the case.

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