Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Policy analysis of the Gang Violence and Juvenile Crime Prevention Act: The impact on cross-over youth
by Martin, Julie E., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 52; 1523208
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis is a policy analysis of Proposition 21, the Gang Violence and Juvenile Crime Prevention Act (GVJCPA). This proposition was voted into law in 2000, by California voters. Proposition 21 was created due to the record high increase of violent or gang-related juvenile crimes through the 1980s and 1990s. The policy analysis framework is the tool used to analyze this policy and to gain perspective of its development, implementation, and effects on both the juvenile offenders and communities. This thesis examines Proposition 21 impact on cross-over juvenile offenders involved in both the child welfare and the justice system. Analysis showed the increased risk, continued disservice and marginalization towards juvenile offenders with the implementation of Proposition 21. This thesis, also, addresses discussion on the limitations of this analysis with the implications for social practice and policy.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Green, Yolanda R.
Commitee: Chambers, Ruth M., Wilson, Steve
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Criminology
Publication Number: 1523208
ISBN: 9781303204975
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