Cja 334 Research Proposal

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Research Proposal: Part 1 Shelly Collins CJA/334 1/30/2014 Susan Wind Research Proposal: Part 1 Arrest rates of young individuals rose between 1983 to 1993. The major rise of the numbers of criminal activity, in which was committed by young individuals, made Congress realize they had to do something. Congress, along with the state legislatures agreed to pass new laws, which included gun control laws, made boot camps mandatory, as well as considering children of at least ten years of age, to be considered into the adult criminal court system, instead of the juvenile justice system. After the starting of these laws, the declining of arrest rates started in the 1990’s, which eventually rose slightly by 1999. There were several measures that helped with watching for youth violence, but the results were always different. “ However, the decline in arrest rates is not uniform for all types of violent crime. Moreover, another key indicator- the volume of violent behavior, which is based on self-reports-does not show a decline in youth violence after 1993.” (Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General, n.d., para. 10).…show more content…
Homicide is still the number one cause of death of youths from ten to twenty four years of age within the United States. Youth violence is mainly the number one cause within non-fatal injuries of youths. In 2011, there were over 700,000 youths aged from ten to twenty four, that had to be treated in emergency facilities because of non-life threatening injuries that occurred from assaults. “No state is immune to the devastating impact of youth violence” (Youth Violence National and State at a Glance, n.d., para. 1). Retrieved from
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