Juvenile Justice

Compare society and change today.

Sigmund Freud’s insights have guided countless psychogenic efforts to identify and explain the mental cause or causes of conduct disorders such as sexual deviations, alcoholism, drug addiction, crime, and juvenile delinquency.

  • Each student is to research Freud and prepare an outline on his contributions to the explanation of criminality. Compare his explanation with other past and current psychological theories of criminality, and assess whether or not Freud’s theories fit the current thinking on causes of criminal behavior.
  • The outline should be one page, single spaced and include a comparison of at least 3 psychological theories of crime and juvenile behavior.

For citation guidelines, please refer to the table in the APA Style section of the syllabus.