Theories Response By: Angie A.
Smith CJS/240 November 19, 2010 University of Phoenix The “Fight Crime” program coincides with the social structure theory as it uses a numerous of approaches that prevents juvenile crime. This program consists of 3,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors and other law enforcement agents as well as victims that is educating society on how to deal with and prevent any criminal activities. Fight Crimes offer many school programs to young children and adolescents.
This provides professional counseling assistance to children who have been either neglected or abused hysically and psychologically. They offer extended services for those children, who have been serious crisis such as the ones who have lost loved ones or to have any other tragic occurrence like in the Oklahoma City bombing (Fight Crime, 2005). The North Carolina’s “Kids Care” program is a lot like the social process theory at its best. In the North Carolina’s state Legislation has developed a strategy that will make improvements in health care, juvenile justice, public education and in the degree of security in the economy. The state has agreed to give a 100% funding to healthcare for he children, whose family falls within 300% of the federal poverty levels. In addition, corporal punishment will be abolished and the financial concepts will be taught in elementary and middle schools. Funding will be provided to many programs like juvenile delinquency and for adult conviction for the age of 18.
The economic benefits are to expand child subsidy, reduce child subsidy waiting list, helping unemployed parents and helping low income parents to get an increased in the state and federal tax refunds. (Actions for Children, 2009).In Utah, they have developed a nonprofit program called “New life”. This program uses intermediate sanctions over incarceration and reflects the traits of the social conflict theory. Due to the increasing numbers of juvenile drug offenders and substance abusers throughout Utah. The Fourth District Court has agreed to place the juvenile drug offenders in an outpatient substance treatment program with the help of the local law enforcement and probation officers. After completion of detoxification stage, the juveniles are educated to socially interact and communicate in a positive