Theory Meets Author

5-6 pages; ASA format for in-text citations and references. Page length does not include a separate title page or your references (although both are required). You may use external reference sources, but the two sources you are required to use are the Gebo and Boyes-Watson text and Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun.

A. A summary of the Canada/Nicholas book, answering the following questions in your own words. What is the book about? What does it reveal about environmental influences on children’s behavior? About youth culture? Use a sociological lens to frame your summary.

B. Identifying your summary or elsewhere int he paper the delinquency risk factors Canada mentions that connect to those discussed in assigned readings and course materials posted on Blackboard.

C. Select three different “society-centered” theories presented in chapter 4 (beginning on page 77) of the Gebo and Boyes-Watson text. Describe in your own words how each theory explains delinquency and use examples from Canada’s story that support the theory’s explanation. This discussion is the primary focus of your paper so this section is expected to be at least 3 pages in length. This means you don’t want to spend all your time with your summary of the book.