Comparing Theories of Delinquency

Choose and discuss two theories of delinquency.

In your discussion, include the following: compare and contrast their major assumptions about the causes of delinquency; include their strength and weaknesses. Finally, discuss their implications for the prevention and control of delinquency. Choose from the following theories: Shaw and McKay’s Social Disorganization, R. Merton’s Anomie, E. Sutherland’s Differential Association, and Gottfredson and Hirschi’s General Theory of Crime.