Juvenile Boot Camps Sociology

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1. There are many problems with boot camps (J.Knowles, 2001). 2. Juvenile drug use is increasing in the United States (Oakley, Smith & Jones, 2008). 3. Miller conducted a study that examined whether boys from single-parent homes are more likely to commit crimes than boys who are raised in homes with two parents (2009). 4. In his study, Sternberg, (2010) discussed how the social learning theory related to juvenile violence. In the study, Sternberg (2010) also briefly discussed the social control theory. 5. Garcia & Smith (2007) found that elder abuse is common in nursing homes. Garcia et al. also found that most of the abuse is committed by staff members. 6. Basil, Williams, Clover, Daniels, Robertson, Edwards, and Smith (2009) found that children who are abused are more likely to abuse their own children. 7.…show more content…
Kelly, Stark and Bert (2010) found that 7% of teenagers drank alcohol and then drove. In another study, Gamble and Clark found that 85% of all automobile accidents involving teenagers also involved alcohol. Based on these studies Kelly, Stark, and Bert concluded that programs must be developed to address the problem of teenagers who drink and drive. 8. One example of an alternative sanction for juveniles is boot camps (Neal, 1999; Little & Johnson, 2002). 9. Punishment is the foundation of the deterrence theory (Smith, 2009: Lucker and Osti, 2001: Smith & Travis,
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