CJA 374, Week 1, Individual Assignment




Navigate to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service website (https://www.ncjrs.gov/)

Go to the Site Search box

Enter the following: Juvenile Arrests 2008.

Read the “Juvenile Arrests 2008” bulletin by Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention


Resource: National Criminal Justice Reference Service article “Juvenile Arrests 2008,”


Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper summarizing the key points of the “Juvenile Arrests 2008” article. Address the following in your paper:


·         The overall decrease in juvenile arrests.

·         The increase in drug offenses and simple assaults.

·         Implications for juvenile females and members of ethnic and racial minorities.

·         The increase in arrests of juvenile females and the decrease in arrests of male juvenile offenders for violent crimes.

An assessment of tracking juvenile arrests as a method of measuring the amount of and trends in juvenile crime