Respond to 2 topics cj-326
Briana Baker’s article
Briana Baker’s article while attempting to highlight the differences between sociological and psychogenic theories of delinquency, the distinction does not come out clearly. The author largely fails to establish the existing difference as there is a general lack of use of published works on the topic. For instance, the author notes that “I feel like in a sense the sociological theories see it more of an effect on those of certain circumstances and deeply rooted issues, while the psychogenic side handles it more like a mental illness overall, a mental illness that requires some form of treatment rather it be medicinal or physical.” By resorting to personal feelings, this post offers little in terms of scholarly evidence that is necessary to support such arguments. Furthermore, the post is poor in-text cited and referenced. Sociological and Psychogenic Theories
Assessment of the sociological and psychogenic theory differences
In regard to Brittany Wilson’s post, the author provides a fair assessment of the sociological and psychogenic theory differences. In addition, the author has managed to successfully address the issue of nature versus nurture by using theoretical frameworks to explain the two. For instance, social learning theory as used in this case helps to understand people’s behavior within the context of their natural settings. Similarly, the labeling theory is helpful in understanding people’s perceptions towards others and how it affects social relations. The use of scholarly works is important as it provides the necessary support for the arguments offered in the post. However, just like Briana, Brittany’s in-text citation and referencing needs improvement. Sociological and Psychogenic Theories
Overall, the two authors have made attempts to address the issue at hand, that is, explaining the sociological and psychogenic basis of delinquency. However, Brittany does a better job compared to Briana, especially in regard to the depth of discussion. However, both need to familiarize themselves on in-text citation and referencing guidelines.