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.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.