Thesis About “the Effects of Curfew Hours Among Teenagers”

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UNIVERSITY OF CALOOCAN CITY
GEN.SAN MIGUEL ST. SANGANDAAN CALOOCAN CITY
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

“THE EFFECTS OF CURFEW HOURS AMONG TEENAGERS”

A Research Paper presented to Professor E. Grafilo In partial fulfillment of the requirements in ENG122

RESEARCHER

Hagos, Gioress
Ocenar, Mary Joy
Basihan, Jovy
Tan, John Patrick
Ramos, Jayson

TABLE OF CONTENTS METHODOLOGY ………………………………………………pg.1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ………………………………………………pg.3 INTRODUCTION ………………………………………………pg.5 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY ………………………………………………pg.9 TABULATIONS OF SURVEY …………………………………………………pg.13 ANALYSIS (GRAPHS) ………………………………………………pg.18 CONCLUSION ……………………………………………….pg.25 RECOMMENDATION ………………………………………………pg.28 BIBLIOGRAPHY
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The popularity of curfews was not limited to large cities: in 1995, 73% of cities of more than 100,000 had curfews and by 1997, 80% of communities with populations greater than 30,000 had curfews (Juvenile Curfews and the Major Confusion over Minor Rights, 2005). A teen curfew is justified in many cities or municipalities as a simple method to not only reduce opportunities for teens to commit crimes but also to protect them from becoming crime victims themselves. The popularity of a nighttime curfew continues today with cities and towns all across the United States with juvenile curfew ordinances.

What are Curfew Laws?
We've all had experience with curfews: as the teenager rushing out of the house, or as the parent calling out "Be home by midnight!" But in legal terms, curfews are more than just house rules that can result in a firm "You're grounded!" if violated. Curfews are also laws that effectively prohibit or limit the right to be out in public at certain times, or in some cases, require businesses to close their doors during certain hours.
There are three main types of curfew laws: juvenile curfew laws, emergency curfew laws, and business curfew laws. These are explained in more detail below.
Juvenile Curfew Laws
Juvenile curfew laws are typically enacted at the state and local level, and prohibit people of a certain age (usually under 18) from being in public or in a business establishment during certain

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