Sample Courseworks Paper on Effectiveness of family-based crime prevention among the juveniles in the U.S

Several approaches have been subscribed over the issue of management and prevention of juvenile crime in America. Among the methods, include family-based crime (Allard, Ogilvie and Stewart 4). Despite the uncountable applications of this practice, its effectiveness over prevention of crime among the juvenile in the U.S. is still unknown. Family-based crime prevention strategy lies among the major local crime prevention practices.

The study will focus on the scientific evidence of the reviewed focuses on the practice. The study seeks to find whether these among other practices have been an effective approach in managing crime and what lies ahead in this strategy. This focus is in light of the increased crime experienced in the urban regions in the U.S. The findings of the study will assist the law enforcement agency and the communities to prevent crime in future. Special emphasis is given to the factors related to the juvenile crime and the effect of these programs on youth violence. The study will focus, in addition, on the risk factored within the family environment that contributes to juvenile violence.

The most valuable strategy to ascertain the effectiveness of family-based crime prevention is by evaluating previous studies that were conducted using evidence-based research. Evaluation of these studies is most effective since the review will include knowledge of the researchers on the intervention programs. Evaluation will be undertaken on findings of previous journals, search of evidence through website. Review as a secondary approach is useful in finding out the effectiveness of the program in urban neighborhoods where youth violence is highly concentrated. Other approaches such as systematic reviews and meta-analyses are quite useful in the study. However, little evidence can be derived from the studies that have attained the required standards of meta-analyses (Weisburd and Petrosino 57).


Works Cited

Allard Troy, Ogilvie James, and Stewart Anna. “The Efficacy of Strategies to Reduce Juvenile

Offending.” Justice Modeling. Griffith University. 2007, Pages 1-180.

Weisburd D. Petrosino. “Does Research Design Affect Study Outcomes in Criminal Justice?”

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2001, 578, 50- 70.