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NCJ Number: 171248 Find in a Library
Title: Impact of the Juvenile Justice System and Prospects for Graduated Sanctions in a Comprehensive Strategy (From Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders: Risk Factors and Successful Interventions, P 346-366, 1998, Rolf Loeber, David P. Farrington, eds. - See NCJ-171234)
Author(s): B Krisberg; J C Howell
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
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United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter examines the effectiveness of the juvenile justice system in handling serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders.
Abstract: The review focuses on traditional juvenile corrections and recent policy and procedural changes in traditional features of the juvenile justice system, consisting of targeted arrest and prosecution, and transferring juveniles to the criminal justice system. The chapter includes an overview of programs that jurisdictions might consider in implementing the graduated sanctions component of the Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders, and highlights some of the effective programs that illustrate how the Comprehensive Strategy can be implemented. The chapter concludes that, although there is some evidence that strong justice system sanctions reduce the rate of subsequent criminal offending, there is not much support for the thesis that traditional sanctioning policies reduce the likelihood of subsequent offending or recommitments. The chapter suggests topics for future research. Table
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention effectiveness; Juvenile court waiver; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile justice reform; Juvenile Recidivism; Punishment; Serious juvenile offenders; Violent juvenile offenders
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