Dr. Timothy Brazill
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Prison, Probation, Violent Juvenile offenders, Adult Criminal Court system, Adult Prison System, rehabilitative model
Criminology | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance | Sociology
There has been much debate about the role of the juvenile court system and its treatment of violent juvenile offenders. The current trend has been to get-tough by waiving these juveniles to the adult criminal court system in which they are expected to receive a more severe punishment. It is important however, to consider multiple factors in this debate. In order to better understand this conflict, I analyze the positive and negative aspects of sending juveniles into the adult court and prison system. Based on the empirical evidence, I emphasize the need to re-empower the juvenile court system with a rehabilitative model specifically for violent juveniles.
Moore, Maggie, "Prison or Probation: An Analysis of Violent Juveniles in the Adult Criminal Court and Prison System" (2004). Honors Projects. 293.