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Back to the Future Volume 2 explores the underlying issues that may have affected the reduction in juvenile crime in the 2000s. Included are data related to education and child protection; changes to Minnesota’s youth population; changes to socio-economic factors such as unemployment, poverty and wages; and the history of federal funding to states for crime and delinquency prevention and intervention.
In addition, Volume 2 includes a detailed account of changes to both Minnesota and national laws affecting juveniles since 1980. Presented in five-year increments, this exploration documents the transition towards a more punitive, accountability-based juvenile justice system during the 1980s and 1990s, before movement back to a more individualized, rehabilitative approach in the 2000s. Changes made at key stages of the justice system are discussed, as are changes to chemical and mental health policy; school-based reforms; and evidence-based policy initiatives.
An executive summary is also available.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is right around the corner—April 6-12. The weekly observance was started in 1981 as a means to increase public awareness of the wide range of rights and services available to people who have been victimized by crime. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime, help is available. Learn more about your rights.
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