Part 1: Choose two theories of delinquent behavior from the following:

Strain Theory
Social Disorganization Theory
Drift Theory
Differential Association Theory
Labeling Theory
Social Control Theory
Positivism and Rational Choice
Systems Theory and Other Biosocial Theories
Cognitive Theories of Desistance
Using the two theories you have chosen, address the following:

Explain the history of the theory
Explain how the theory applies to juveniles
Explain the specific behaviors or attitudes that may be considered normal for the offender’s age per the theorists’ conclusions
Explain how the behaviors may be normal depending on culture or social status
Part 2: For the two theories you selected, provide your opinion on why these two theories may be connected to juvenile delinquency.

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