Boarding Schools and Boot Camps for juvenile delinquents

Parents have several options when seeking help for teenagers with emotional and behavioral problems. Juvenile boot camps and boarding schools are two such options. List three main differences between the methods that boarding schools and boot camps utilize. In your opinion, which of these options would be more effective in working with troubled teenagers? Why? Elaborate on two areas of the option you think is more effective, and explain how these areas make it more effective.

There is a debate on the issue of nature versus nurture in relation to theories of behavior. Differentiate between the biological and environmental causes of behavior, using at least five points of comparison. When considering juvenile delinquency and behaviors that accompany criminal acts, which do you think is paramount, the environment in which the juvenile grew up, or the genetic history of the juvenile? Why? Explain using at least three examples.

Solution Summary

This solution provides students with brief descriptions of boarding schools and juvenile boot camps, which are both options that parents may seek for delinquent juveniles.