2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Student Research Conference

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Appropriations Act of 1992

Andrea C. Otte
Dr. Randy Hagerty, Faculty Mentor

Many aspects of American society revolve around the idea that our children are the future. This cultural concept goes on to shape legislation created by the United States government. One illustration of this is the passage of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Appropriations Act of 1992. This deterrent policy was one of many appropriations authorizations that, coupled with amendments, helped to protect America's children and was the outcome of many political actors addressed in Kingdon’s policy streams model as well as Pressman and Wildavsky’s implementation as evolution model. In this work, these models are used to explain the formulation and implementation of the JJDPA of 1992. Additionally, the models themselves are evaluated for their effectiveness in interpreting, and accounting for, the policy outcomes of our governmental system.

Keywords: Political science, Public policy, Policy streams model, Implementation as evolution model, Juvenile justice

Topic(s):Political Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 209-4
Location: VH 1212
Time: 10:15

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