are several theories that explain why juveniles become delinquent. Some of the
sociological theories include anomie, social disorganization, drift theory, and
differential association theory. Locate a sociological theory (it does not have
to be one of the theories listed previously), and explain that theory with its
relation to juvenile delinquency. Please note that sociological theories relate
to society and external influences over a juvenile, not psychological
influences (which relate to internalization within a person) or biological
influences (which concern physical problems).
You are a sociologist, and you are noticing that the juveniles in your area are
starting to cause legal problems and are beginning to overload the juvenile
• Once you decide on the theory, describe how it relates to juveniles by
explaining what the theory believes causes the juvenile problems.
• Explain what you could do in your position to aid in alleviating these
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