The purpose of this paper is to elucidate the role of sexual victimization, physical abuse, and the co-occurrence of both types of abuse in adolescent illicit drug use among a sample of 2, Mexican-American and White non-Hispanic adolescents. Prosecutors, on the other hand, seem to be driven by less intense ideological motivations and perhaps by comparatively apolitical considerations: the desire to "put the bad guys away" or to do something to "protect society" seem less important than the personal benefits to be obtained from their work, including the opportunity to obtain the trial experience necessary for a future career in private litigation.
However these studies have been fairly limited in scope, focusing primarily on the Christian faith and denominational differences within the faith. One of the most frequently tested and apparently durable empirical relationships in the criminological literature is that between business cycles and imprisonment rates, While most research supports the "Rusche-Kirchheimer hypothesis," there are still grounds for skepticism.
Measures of alcohol therefore are central to future homicide research. This strategy allows tests of several alternative hypotheses and offers some insight on different interpretations of the business cycleimprisonment relationship. In addition, highlights of the survey are presented. The recognition of this problem has lead to an increase in the prosecution of child sexual abuse allegations and, therefore, to an increase in the number of children involved in the criminal court process as victims and witnesses.