This study is a policy analysis of California's Gang Violence and Juvenile Crime Prevention Act of 1998, also known as Proposition 21. The purpose of Proposition 21 was to toughen up penalties against juveniles ages 14 and older who commit gang-related, and violent crimes. The goal of Proposition 21 was to decrease and prevent gang activities and violent crimes in order to have safer communities.
The researcher used secondary data to analyze the policy and its impact on juvenile offenders. The analysis included an overview of juvenile violence, which led to the enactment of Proposition 21. The researcher concluded that the policymakers of Proposition 21 may have been unaware of the negative impact that this proposition would have on minorities, low-income families, and youth with mental illness.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Law, Social work, Public policy|
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