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Master of Arts (MA)
This thesis aims to analyze how juvenile curfew laws in Metro Atlanta affect juveniles compared to case studies in the literature. The research focuses on 11 Metro Atlanta counties with and without these laws. This study is primarily qualitative and designed to draw attention to the makeup of juvenile curfew laws, potential consequences, and how the situation in Metro Atlanta may differ from other regions. By utilizing data on juvenile crime and victimization sourced from the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Crime Statistics Database, in tandem with the language of each curfew law, this study explores the potential impacts of these laws. This qualitative study provides the framework for a larger study on curfew laws in Georgia and explores the importance of evidence-based policymaking when legislating on juvenile issues.
Berry, Olivia, "Juvenile Curfews in Metro Atlanta: A Case Study and Content Analysis of Laws, Arrests, and Victimizations." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2023.
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