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Child Maltreatment and Delinquency


Write a 1,050- to 1,200-word paper about the relationship between child maltreatment and delinquency.

Include the following in your paper:

· A discussion about the association between child maltreatment and delinquency

· A discussion about the role of resiliency in the development of delinquency in maltreated children

· A discussion about how the involvement of Child Protective Services potentially impacts the trajectory of delinquency. *Consider both negative and positive influences in your discussion

· A minimum of 3 peer-reviewed sources

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Sources to use:


Juvenile Delinquency: Theory, Practice, and Law, Twelfth Edition

Larry J. Siegel and Brandon C. Welsh Chapter 7. Gender and Delinquency 

Child Maltreatment and the Role of Child Protective Services McGrath, S. A., Nilsen, A. A., & Kerley, K. R., (2011). Sexual victimization in childhood and the propensity for juvenile delinquency and adult criminal behavior: A systematic review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 16(6), 485-492.
Mersky, J. P., Topitzes, J., & Reynolds, A. J. (2011). Unsafe at any age: Linking childhood and adolescent maltreatment to delinquency and crime. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 49(2), 295-318.
Ryan, J., Hong, Jun., Herz, D., Hernandez, P. (2010). Kinship foster care and the risk of juvenile delinquency. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(12), 1823-1830.
Ryan, J. P., Williams, A. B., & Courtney, M. E. (2013). Adolescent neglect, juvenile delinquency and the risk of recidivism. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42(3), 454-465.

  4.14.1 Assess the impact of child maltreatment on delinquency.Goal Set & CategoryCPSS_417Course ObjectiveShow Less 4.24.2 Describe the impact of Child Protective Services’ involvement on delinquent behavior.Goal Set & CategoryCPSS_417Course ObjectiveShow Less 4.34.3 Describe the role of resiliency as a protective factor.Goal Set & Category