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Juvenile_drug_use_research_proposal final draft (3) part 1 for part 2

Juvenile_drug_use_research_proposal final draft (3) part 1 for part 2

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Running Head: Juvenile Drug Use and Crime Juvenile Drug Use and Crime Gene J. Pelley, Ciatta Johnson, Christopher Margison,and Ryan Mcwaters CJA/334 March 29, 2016 Rayna J. Longshore
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Juvenile Drug Use and Crime 2 The youth of the new generation are facing social pressures that we as children were not exposed to. Social media portrays drug use, gang life and time in jail as part of the “norm” in a young person’s life. Juvenile drug use and criminal behavior is one of the largest problems facing metropolitan areas in the U.S. There is a large body of evidence that supports the relationship between substance abuse and criminal activities in juveniles. “Juvenile offenders display higher rates of substance abuse in comparison to non-offending youth. Drug abuse increases recidivism which adds to the overall budgetary burden in metropolitan areas which suffer from shrinking budgets, and reflects a deeper involvement in the juvenile justice system. Additionally, substance abuse may result in antisocial or criminal behavior in juveniles. Severe substance abuse is associated with increased rates of offending and more serious offenses. Moreover, the younger the child is when they begin using abusive substances usually reflects greater probabilities for severe and persistent offending.” (The Relationship between Substance Abuse and Teen Crime) The reason for this research is as follows: when they enter high school, youths face added social, emotional, and learning tasks. All at once they may be wide-open to more obtainability of drugs and the drug abusers and social happenings including drugs. The encounters can growth the danger that they will abuse liquor, tobacco, and any extra substance . The research will ask juvenile offenders the following questions. The first questions that I will be asked is, why have you chosen to do drugs? This would be asked because it would straightaway answer the primary objective of the research, which would be to discover the dangers of youth using drugs today and is there any correlation between that crimes committed by todays youth. The second question to ask is, have you committed a crime while high on your drug of choice? This question for the purpose of research would answer why this is happening at
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  • Fall '15
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