This paper will entail a review of seven scholarly literatures/academic journals on Self Control Theory (Gottfredson & Hirschi) and juvenile sex offenders. Self Control Theory focuses on family structure and childhood upbringing. A lack of this can potentially lead to juvenile delinquency and a life of crime all together to include juvenile sex offenses. Juveniles commit a significant number of sex crimes. Paper should argue that without elements within self control theory, this is one of many crimes that may occur. Include important aspects of self control theory, statistics of juvenile sex offenses, trends, rehabilitation rates, recidivism, and overall prevention methods…there are no limits. This paper should be organized to defend a CLEARLY-STATED THESIS STATEMENT.
Paper should demonstrate conceptual clarity, be well organized, exhibit precise footnotes and references, bibliography, and be well written. Paper must FULLY & CLEARLY address all parts. -APA Format -Use subheadings to clarify shifts to next topic. -All articles must be PEER REVIEWED/SCHOLARLY and come from the following Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Deviant Behavior, British Journal of Criminology, and Homicide Studies. MOST IMPORTANTLY…the paper should reflect your synthesis of ideas (the importance of family structure and sound upbringing) rather than simply a running description of different articles.