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09/04/2019

I am challenging you to answer or make pointers on how to answer this essay question.?

QUESTION
I am challenging you to answer or make pointers on how to answer this essay question.?
Analyze the claim that juvenile delinquency is a lower-class phenomenon.

It’s an essay i got to write and i am seeking assistance.

ANSWER
the best essays use two opposing perspectives So set the essay up as an argument:

eg

functionalist theory: ‘dysfunctional families’ eg poor single parents more likely to have deviant children

conflict theory: we only think there is more crime amongst the young poor kids because the rich who commit corporate crimes are more able to mask their criminality. Moreover there is less media interest in boring fraud based crimes (even though this might mean the theft of millions) whereas the crimes of groups of young working class lads always sells newspapers So its policed more

labelling theory: its not the first crime that creates the criminal but being caught because once young people get a label as a criminal its difficult for them to get back into ‘normal’ society