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Cjs 240 Sociological Theories Response

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Sociological Theories Response
T Edwards
CJS 240
January 14, 2010
University of Phoenix

In the Virgin Islands there is program that is run by the police force by the name of

SADD (Students against Destructive Decisions). The program is run by local Police

Officers with the involvement of the Chief Police. There are also volunteers that are

made up of parents and some business personnel’s. This program helps children and

adolescents make wise choices when it comes to their actions and choosing their

friends. The program assists with after school care that includes homework help,

tutoring and literacy help. There are also sports programs, counseling and outreach

support for those that are in need. The business aspect helps young adolescents with

preparation of resumes and business etiquette when it comes to job searches. For me

this program holds true to the social structure theory because it embodies all aspects of

uplifting, nurturing and educating young adolescents and children to do right(Virgin

Island Police Department, 2010).

My next program that I will look at is one that embodies social process theories. The

New Zealand National Parliament implemented a program called Family Group

Conferencing. This program embodies child and youth affairs that range from care and

protection matters to social welfare problems. The program helps individual and their

families with education, healthcare and assists with curbing youth delinquency. This

program also gives considerable decision making power to individuals rather than the

state when it comes to parents and their families. They also provide funding to

programs on child subsidy, helping parents who are unemployed to find and keep jobs

(Cengage Learning, 2010).

The Social conflict theory is known as society as a whole always battling for what is

right and trying to confirm ones belief unto someone else. It is people fighting for a

justice that they feel should be equaled across the boards, whether or not it affects a

certain group of people the goal is to have and keep the less fortunate at a level of low

poverty. The Cooke, Fannin and Grayson County Juvenile Boot Campis facility that

helps boys between the ages of 12 through 17 years old. Their goal is to keep those

troubled individuals out of the justice system through counseling, therapy and

acceptance of ones actions.The boot camp is established as a leader in providing top

notch programs to juvenile offenders and it also has specialized commons that serves

sex offenders and substance abuse offenders. Their goal is a step by step program that

offers educational, therapeutic and socio-education opportunities. Discipline and

physical activities are also part of the curriculum. The programs belief are being in a

structured but nonrestrictive environment helps these young men begin a process of

trust. By building on that platform the individuals will be able to be compliant within

societal norms (Cook, Fannin and Grayson County Boot Camp, 2009).

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