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New York was one of two states with a lower age of delinquency along with North Carolina. (revision: NY recently raised its age of delinquency the age was raised from 16th birthday to 18th birthday) There was a bill signed by former Gov. Cuomo into law that
raised the age of delinquency in New York.
Fully research this issue and answer the following questions and draft a research paper
1a. What was the law before it change?
b. Why was the law changed – discuss the rationale for the changes?
2. What were the arguments in support of raising the age of delinquency to 18?
3. What are the arguments against raising the age of delinquency? Be sure to address all opposing arguments despite the change; discuss what happens to victims of juvenile crime now.
Discuss all pro’s and con’s – pre and post change – In other words, discuss both arguments for and against – don’t just state one side. Discuss victims, societal impact, costs etc.
4) Which side do you support and why? How will this impact the criminal and juvenile systems in New York?
Be sure to discuss reasons for policy change, costs associated with the change, and impact on the juvenile justice system overall. Be sure to use arguments on both sides of this issue and not just focus on raising the age.
Include all research sources.
Double space, 3 Pages , MLA OR APA format