Explain how prevalent delinquency is among adolescents. Be sure to include curre


Explain how prevalent delinquency is among adolescents. Be sure to include current, scholarly data to support your position. Next, be sure to identify and describe in detail what theory best explains juvenile delinquency from your perspective. Support each with current, scholarly research literature.
The assignment needs be typed in 12 point font, using Times Roman. Margins will also need to be set at one inch on all sides if using an older version of WORD. You must format and adhere to APA (7th edition) rules of writing. Do Not Use MLA or any other form of referencing. All Assignments need to be uploaded as a Word Doc attachment as well. Do not attach a PDF or any other type of document. You are not to write in the first person. Instead, you need to use the third person. Remember, an academic essay is not to be written like you are having a casual conversation with your friends. Do not include slang or foul language unless you are directly quoting someone. Large word-for-word quotes are not permitted as well. Direct quotes, if used, need to be no more than one sentence. Instead, most cited material needs to be paraphrased. For more information on properly citing sources in your assignments please refer to the APA 7th edition manual. While the assignments are to include an examination on current research of a particular problem, they also need include the student’s careful and informed analysis of the problem. Remember each assignment must be submitted as a Word Doc attachment. The assignment needs be written in 12′ font, using Times Roman. Margins will also need to be 1′. The body of your paper needs to be 2-3 full pages of text (thereby excluding the title page, abstract page (optional), and reference page) with APA 7th edition citations and references. A titled reference section that has been formatted according to APA 7th ed style. A minimum of two references per assignment. These sources should consist of scholarly journals that have been peer reviewed and academically based books. Web sources can be used, though they should come from credible sources such as government agencies, academics and private agencies with a strong reputation within the community they serve. Examples of peer reviewed scholarly based journals include: Journal of Criminology Crime and Public Opinion Journal of Criminal Justice and Public Policy Justice Quarterly: JQ You are not permitted to use web pages or web groups such as Wikipedia found at http://www.wikipedia.org/ and Answers.com, as the information contained in these web pages are academically questionable. You cannot use web pages of a questionable background or academic source. Furthermore, you will not be permitted to cite encyclopedias, dictionaries, newspapers (unless otherwise permitted) and popular magazines. It is important to remember that this is an undergraduate level class and you are required to submit graduate level work, which is backed up by academically credible material.

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