Recidivism Essay

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Critical Response Essay for MKT611-91: Business Research Analysis

In partial fulfillment of the requirements
For the MBA

By Edward Lenzy

October 12, 2011

Introduction This proposal will describe the problem of an increase in recidivism among juvenile offenders in Stark County Family Court (SCFC). This chapter includes the purpose of the project, the setting and history of the problem, and the back round and the evidence of the problem of recidivism. Finally it will discuss the importance of the project, definition of terms and conclude with a summary.

Purpose of Proposal

The purpose of this proposal is to find ways to reduce
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It is imperative that the court has an outreach in the community that is educational and open to discussion. It is important to look at the number of juveniles that recidivate and to sort out the contributing factors. In the short term, meaning 90 days, the rate of recidivism is 11%, however, in the 180-day period it nearly doubles to 21%. Having a clear understanding of the youth’s dynamic and static factors is imperative when looking at recidivism.

Definition of Terms

Delinquency: Juvenile that is found guilty by a judge or magistrate of a crime and has a record with the court.
Dynamic Factors: Factors that can be changed (e.g. education, housing, employment).
Formal Hearing/Official Charge: A hearing in front of a judge or magistrate to provide an open forum for the case to be heard.
Informal Hearing: A hearing that is heard by an unofficial person and is a form of diversion to prevent the youth from developing a record.
Any person under the age of 18 years old, competent, and has the ability to understand the court process.
The rate at which a juvenile re-offends in a specific period of time.
Static Factors: Factors that cannot be changed (e.g. race, ethnicity, age, previous

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