Data Analysis

1. A sampling plan for your study to address the research question DOES JUVENILE ADDICTION LEAD TO LIFELONG
CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR outline clearly your study’s-
a. target population
b. sampling frame
c. sample
2. A recruitment strategy for enlisting participation prospective research subjects in your study.
It is a fact that drug abuse is a social problem that affects our community as whole if not a large part of it.
Not only does it result to crimes but also to the well-being of the users but also to the people around them.
National and international research suggests that drug use is as equally entangled within the dynamics of
juvenile crime as with adult crime (Prichard and Payne, 2005).Four of every five children and teen arrestees in
state juvenile justice systems are under the influence of alcohol or drugs while committing their crimes, test
positive for drugs, are arrested for committing an alcohol or drug offense, admit having substance abuse and
addiction problems, or share some combination of these characteristics, according to a new report released by
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. (CASA, November 13, 2010) The New
York University and the Chicago studies on drug addiction support the notion that drug addiction necessarily
leads to predatory crime as a way of life. A Chicago study comes to a similar conclusion: “… Almost without
exception addicts resort to theft to obtain money for the purchase of the drugs (Joint Committee of the American
Bar Association and the American Medical Association on Narcotic Drugs).In Los Angeles, USA, 35% of
methamphetamine users aged 18-25 years old were found to have committed violence while under the influence of
the drug (Atkinson et al., 2009). Based on the information, the most alarming amongst this crime is the
pervading involvement of youths in drug addiction. This situation deserves to be seriously dealt by authorities
and families as the growing number of juvenile delinquents and their behaviors sadly reflect a grim future if
they are to assume the role as leaders of their respective families, communities and nation age (US Census
Bureau, 2012).
The result of the study would be to help answer the curiosity of “Does extensive use of mind/mood
alternating substance on a developing brain result in long term negative behaviors”. Moreover, Does juvenile
addition lead to lifelong criminality.
The focus of the study would consist of population samples from detention facilities and rehabilitation
Consisting of two core concepts (at minimum)
Drug Addiction and Criminal Behavior
The study is feasible, however due to possible ethics violations involving human experimentation, the
study would be purely observational. A population sample would be easily attained but relies heavily on
truthful responses of the sample population.
Sample interview guide:
Please fill out…
Age: ___Sex: ___ Race: _________Area/Location: ______________________
Check all that apply
[ ] Full time Student [ ] Part time Student [ ] Full time Employee [ ] Part time Employee [ ] Detained
[ ] Parole[ ] Rehabilitation Facility
What age did you first start drinking and or drugs: ___________________
Frequency of drug use:__________________________________________
Type, (please check all that apply):
[ ] N/A [ ] Marijuana [ ] LSD [ ] Synthetic Drugs
[ ] Beer [ ] Meth [ ] Mushrooms [ ] Inhalants
[ ] Hard Liquor [ ] PCP [ ] Cocaine [ ] Other
[ ] Wine [ ] Prescription Drugs [ ] Crack
Where there any gaps in use, if so how long:_________________________
Do you still drink and or do drugs, if so, what:________________________
What made you stop, (please check all that apply):
[ ] N/A [ ] Marriage
[ ] Family [ ] Voluntary Rehabilitation
[ ] Religion [ ] Permanent job
[ ] Government intervention [ ] Other: _______________________
History of delinquency and detention:
Age when first detained: _________
How many times have you been sentenced to detention since then: _____
At what ages, for what offense (please try to recall all
Did you ever an offence without being detected: ____________
If yes, what was the
For those who are aren’t detained:
When was your last detention ______________For what offence?____________________
What made you stop, ( check all that apply):
[ ] N/A [ ] Marriage
[ ] Family [ ] Voluntary Rehabilitation
[ ] Religion [ ] Permanent job
[ ] Government intervention [ ] Other: _______________________