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Read the following: You are the parent of a 16-year-old boy. You come home and find the door ajar. Inside, you discover your son’s friend looking in a kitchen drawer. He is from a lower class family and his father is serving a six-year prison term for armed robbery. He says he is trying to leave your son a note. On the counter next to him is a lock pick and some of your jewelry. The boy smells of marijuana. Do you call the police, call the boy’s parent, tell your son, or do something else?
Write a 1,500 to 1,750-word paper, explaining your response and identifying and applying three criminological theories which best explain the youth’s behavior.
Format your work consistent with APA guidelines.
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