INSTRUCTIONS

The Research Paper: Final Assignment must include the following elements:

1. Title Page;

2. Body (including an Introduction, Argument, and Conclusion); and

3. Reference Page

All components of the Research Paper: Final Assignment must be written using current APA formatting and must be on the same criminal justice topic that you selected for your Research Paper: Thesis Assignment and Research Paper: Annotated Outline Assignment. The Research Paper: Final Assignment must develop an argument that is highlighted in the thesis and supported with solid academic research and analysis. Each facet of the thesis must be addressed and analyzed throughout the Research Paper: Final Assignment. Title Page The Title Page must use proper APA format. Review the LU Quick Guide for the proper APA format of the Title Page. Body The body of the Research Paper: Final Assignment must be comprised of 4–6 pages of content. The Title Page and Reference Page are not included in the page count. Within the body, the Introduction must include background information on the criminal justice topic, a well-written thesis, and a preview of points. Within the body, you must present an Argument section that thoroughly supports the assertions made in the thesis statement with the use of analysis and comprehensively developed subpoints and academic research. Each body paragraph must address one issue and directly relate it to the thesis statement. The information must clearly relate to the main topic. Within the body, the conclusion must summarize the main headings of the paper. The Conclusion should not contain any new research. CJUS 230 Page 2 of 2 The Research Paper: Final Assignment must also be well-organized. The Research Paper: Final Assignment must include APA formatted headings. Headings should be provided in the following places:

1. Introduction (Use the title of your paper as the Introduction heading. Pursuant to the APA format, do not use the word “Introduction.”);

2. Argument (The argument headings should be headings that directly show your arguments for each section of the argument); and

3. Conclusion.

Reference Page

The Reference Page must include at least 5 scholarly sources published within the last five years. The sources must be cited both in the body of the paper as well as on the Reference Page. Biblical references do not count toward the citation requirement. The Reference Page must be prepared in APA format. Thesis statement: everyday children and teenagers commit unwanted acts that violate the law. The lack of parental guidance and other factors contribute to their irrational behavior.

annotated outline;

Heading 1: Statistics – Through statistics, it is seen how many children and/or teenagers go through irrational behavior. Some are minor such as disorderly conduct and some are major offenses such as assault. Depending on the kinds of factors that teenagers go through could depend on how severe they act. Through recent years strategies have emerged to help decrease and prevent this kind of behavior.

Heading 2: Why teenagers commit crimes. – When teenagers don’t have parents who spend quality time with them, they tend to lean towards other kinds of attention. They could lean towards peers or abuse of some kind. – Besides the lack of attention from parents, peers play the next role for teenagers. Peers can either be a good or bad influence. Peers can lead down to alcohol, sex, and/or gangs. Teenagers’ brains are still developing at this stage which means they cannot fully understand right from wrong. –

Heading 3: Prevention. – Preventing juvenile delinquency is a must. They say “it takes a village to raise a child”. So rather than ditching money out to pay for the teenagers being held, why not put money into preventing it. Programs, community involvement, and family therapy are ways to help families stay healthy together and prevent teenagers from making bad decisions. website- 1 https://online.maryville.edu/blog/juvenile-delinquency-statistics/ website 2- https://www.secureteen.com/juvenile-delinquency/why-do-teens-commit-juvenile-crimes/ website 3- https://www.secureteen.com/juvenile-delinquency/juvenile-delinquency-what-makes-teens-commit-crimes/ website 4- https://www.impactlaw.com/criminal-law/juvenile/prevention website -5 – https://www.michigandaily.com/opinion/columns/joel-weiner-juvenile-justice-system-needs-reform/ website 6- https://dbknews.com/2016/12/01/juvenile-justice-system-reform-rehabilitation/