Write a 700- to 1,050-word research proposal that includes the following:
- Describe the general area to be studied.
- Explain why the general area under study is important.
- State your research problem.
- Explain the background of the research problem.
- State your research questions.
- Further justify the proposed study.
Explain how the following research questions are related to the larger issues raised in the introduction:
- Develop a testable hypothesis and describe its implication to the field of criminal justice.
- Explain what the hypothesis will prove about the specific issue if it is confirmed.
- Explain what the hypothesis will prove about the specific issue if it is not confirmed.
Include at least four peer-reviewed references.
Field of study: