Juvenile Court Programs Research Paper

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RUNNING HEAD: Juvenile Court Drug Program Effectiveness of Juvenile Court Drug Programs With Regard to Recidivism YOUR NAME YOUR CLASS YOUR INSTRUCTOR’S NAME YOUR SCHOOL DATE Summary Based on the continuing concern over the rising drug offenses of juveniles in light of the stabilization and even decrease of other juvenile offenses, extensive research has been conducted, and pilot programs implemented in states throughout the United States. One idea which has shown theoretical promise is using JDC (juvenile drug courts) which are designed to provide “wrap-around” services intended to reach the core of the problem and reduce the criminal behavior and recurring behaviors involved in substance abuse. Prior to this investigation…show more content…
This is a staggering increase of 50% over the number of similar arrests in 1970. Juvenile courts reported 11.4% of their cases were drug cases. Previous studies show that direct connections can be made to other forms of criminal behaviors in the adult criminal system. A similar increase in drug arrests for adults brought about a drastic approach to the adult criminal justice system which met with great success for adult drug offenders. Based on this success, juvenile drug courts were modeled after the adult drug…show more content…
Unfortunately the JDC in Kentucky was not continued after 2010. We may consider it to be an example of deductive reasoning that if the results of this study which show program savings compared to traditional criminal justice system approaches were shown to the legislature, it would sway the policymakers and the program would be funded in the future. Since the results showed that recidivism had been decreased, it was inductively implied that the program was the cause of the success. This use of inductive logic is erroneous and the researcher mentions that the findings may be limited by the implication. Identify whether the research study is a quantitative or qualitative design. Explain your answer. This study was quantitative in its scope since the results were generalized from data collected from a population, and had nothing to do with understanding the underlying causes, motivations or reasons for the problem. This may be true, but was not proven by the results. The study may have generated some speculation that the program was a solution to recidivism for juvenile drug offenders, but it was entirely statistical in its

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