Criminal Justice - Juvenile Delinquency Term Paper

While the subject's rationale for blaming his most recent victim for dressing provocatively may reflect "normal" (Macionis 2002) social conditioning (particularly among adolescent males), his complete lack of empathy (as distinct from responsibility or fault) is more consistent with pathological indifference and lack of empathy often observed in serial rapists and other sociopaths who display a clinical indifference to their victims (Gerrig & Zimbardo 2005). Subsequent analysis will distinguish whether the subject's relative immature statements about the connection between video game violence and the real world are the result of low intelligence and delayed cognitive skills in the area of logical reasoning and responsibility or functions of repressed rage directed at all females.

Intervention Strategy:

viable intervention strategy must emphasize intensive psychological counseling to address the subject's past sexual victimization, the rage associated with it, and the direction of his anger at all females. Behavioral psychotherapy will be necessary to resolve these deep-rooted issues to whatever extent resolution is possible, and cognitive evaluation will help determine the primary source of the subject's current lack of empathy. To the extent it relates to "normal" socialization and repressed anger toward the subject's mother, it may be reversible, at least in part, through intensive psychological therapy. However, to the extent it relates to impaired intelligence and/or reasoning abilities, counseling...

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Because of the subject's age, this intervention strategy may prove helpful, but since previous periods of school suspension, community service, and extended probation failed to achieve any appreciable result, confinement to juvenile detention facilities may be advisable, both for their possible future deterrent value as well as for the protection of society from an individual who is, currently, a danger to others. REFERENCES
Gerrig, R., Zimbardo, P. (2005) Psychology and Life 17th Edition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon

Innes, B. (2007) Serial Killers: The Stories of History's Most Evil Murderers. London: Quercas

Macionis, J.J. (2002) Sociology. New Jersey: Prentice Hall

Packer, Herbert, L. (1968) the Limits of the Criminal Sanction. Stanford University Press.

Schmalleger, F. (1997) Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century. New Jersey: Prentice Hall

Zalman, Marvin. (2008). Criminal Procedure: Constitution and Society, 5th Edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Sources Used in Documents:

REFERENCES

Gerrig, R., Zimbardo, P. (2005) Psychology and Life 17th Edition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon

Innes, B. (2007) Serial Killers: The Stories of History's Most Evil Murderers. London: Quercas

Macionis, J.J. (2002) Sociology. New Jersey: Prentice Hall

Packer, Herbert, L. (1968) the Limits of the Criminal Sanction. Stanford University Press.


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