The purpose of the Final Paper is for you to examine the causes of juvenile delinquency and the best strategies and interventions designed to stop juvenile delinquency. At a minimum, your paper should include the following:
1. A detailed history of juvenile justice and varying approaches to its prevention.
2. An exhaustive examination of all stakeholders to juvenile delinquency.
3. A complete description of the issues addressed.
4. A detailed analysis of possible strategies and interventions designed to stop juvenile delinquency.
5. A comprehensive list and weighing of alternatives, both pro and con, to the strategies/interventions proposed.
6. A prediction for how juvenile justice prevention and intervention strategies will be handled over at least the next two decades.
Students can supplement their papers with interviews of juvenile agency personnel, updates on current legislative initiatives in the area, and political analyses of juvenile justice issues.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title and reference page), and formatted according to APA style.
Must include a title page with the following:
Name of paper
Course name and number
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least five scholarly resources.
Must document all sources in APA style.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style.