Select a specific crime problem or phenomenon part that challenges law enforcement or the
juvenile justice system. Construct your own delinquency theory building on the research of
three theorists. Identify and explain the elements of your theory.
How does your theory avoid some of the criticisms of that have been made of the theorists you
selected? Select an example of offenders or an issue that confronts juveniles and leads to
delinquency and apply your theory.