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Evidence on the Effectiveness of Juvenile Court Sanctions

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  • Mears, Daniel P.
  • Cochran, Joshua C.
  • Greenman, Sarah J.
  • Bhati, Avinash S.
  • Greenwald, Mark A.
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    The past decade has been witness to a proliferation of calls for evidence-based juvenile court sanctions—including various programs, interventions, services, and strategies or approaches—that reduce recidivism and improve mental health, drug dependency, and education outcomes. At the same time, an emerging body of work has identified “proven,” “evidence-based,” “best practice,” or, more generally, “effective” efforts to achieve these outcomes. Even so, grounds for concern exist regarding the evidence-base for these and other sanctions.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Criminal Justice.

    Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 6 ()
    Pages: 509-520

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jcjust:v:39:y:2011:i:6:p:509-520
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2011.09.006
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