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NCJ Number: 236981 Find in a Library
Title: Does Completion of Juvenile Drug Court Deter Adult Criminality?
Journal: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions  Volume:11  Issue:2  Dated:April-June 2011  Pages:181-193
Author(s): W. Craig Carter, Ph.D.; R. Donald Barker, M.A.
Date Published: June 2011
Page Count: 13
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study is the first to focus on the link between juvenile drug court participation and conviction for adult crime.
Abstract: Juvenile drug courts have been developed with the explicit mission of reducing juvenile substance use and related delinquency, and adult crime. Research has shown that juvenile drug courts continue to be popular and effective alternatives to other juvenile court initiatives in terms of decreasing juvenile recidivism. This study is the first to focus on the link between juvenile drug court participation and conviction for adult crime. The juvenile records of 79 former juvenile drug court participants in Tennessee were compared with their adult criminal convictions. Our findings indicate that graduating from juvenile drug court reduced adult felonies, but not misdemeanors, racial differences between Whites and non-Whites were noted. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug courts
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Caucasian/White Americans; Correlation of delinquency to adult crime; Felony; Race; Recidivism; Tennessee
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