Delinquency Journal Analysis

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Delinquency has been one of the concerns in the United States because it has been increasing slowly throughout the years. The Journal named Preventing Crime: What Works, What Doesn’t, What’s Promising written by Sherman, Gottfredson, Mackenzie, Eck, Peuter and Bushway will emphasize the main concerns on either solving the deduction of delinquency or not being able to solve them at all. The Journal was published by the National Institute of Justice on July 1998. The Journal is about the programs that have been successful in reducing crime and those programs that have failed to reduce it as well. The other topic that the written piece is stating is that there have been many other programs who are in use, but that have not yet shown scientifically …show more content…
The authors supporting ideas are to start experimenting these programs in communities, schools, in labor markets and amongst families. In order for agencies to figure out whether a program is a solution to a type of crime they first need to do research and experimentations. According to Sherman, Gottfredson, Mackenzie, Eck, Peuter and Bushway the first step is to “identify and review reports evaluating the effectiveness of crime prevention programs (July 1998, Pg. 3).” The main research on these limitations are to report what was done in the process, rather than what was the result of the program on crime prevention. It is crucial to understand the process of the project rather than the results because without the steps, than the impact will not be understand at the end. The journal Preventing Crime: What Works, What Doesn’t, What’s Promising states that, “the strength of the scientific method is that there are widely agreed-upon rules for assessing the level of certainty that a conclusion in any one test is correct (July 1998, Pg. 3).” In other words, the piece has a great strength in giving specific scientific programs that do work in order to prevent crime. It related to the …show more content…
I personally feel that the journal does a god job on giving ideas of new programs that can reduce crime, but that they understand that they can only reduce it and not get rid of it. I feel that crime is always around the corner, it can happen to anyone, at any place and at any time. I do agree with the textbook, which states, “Traditional policing prizes deterrence theory. Deterrence theory assumes that people can be discourage from committing crime by the threat of either serous sanctions or apprehension (Worrall, Pg. 48).” The piece relates to my experience because I live in a neighborhood in which teenagers are simple out of control and are always committing crimes. On the other hand, police cruise around often to simple scare of the bad people from the streets, but we all know that the crimes are still being committed. The piece holds my interest to a certain extent because I know that the journal was something I already was informed upon. The piece did not annoy me, it simple made me realize again that there is always crime and that it will never be deleted from the streets, however it can be reduced with projects. If I could ask the authors a question it would be what are the best solutions that have demonstrated a big amount of reduction in crime? I realized that there are

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