Criminologists have derived a variety of theories that attempt to explain decisions to participate in juvenile delinquency. Some of these theories focus upon the societal environment in which the juvenile resides while others believe the types of societal interactions a juvenile has explain decisions related to juvenile delinquency.
In your initial post, discuss whether you believe theories related to societal environment or societal interactions best explain decisions to participate in juvenile delinquency. Next, select the theory out of these two groups that you find best explain juvenile delinquency. Briefly describe the premise of the theory you selected and explain why you believe it most accurately describes juvenile delinquency. Minimum of 350 words and cited references