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Adult Punishment for Juvenile Offenders: Does it Reduce Crime?
Handbook on Children, Culture and Violence (2006)
  • Richard E. Redding
Abstract
This chapter discusses the research on the general and specific deterrent effects of transferring juveniles for trial in adult criminal court, identifies gaps in our knowledge base that require further research, discusses the circumstances under which effective deterrence may be achieved, and examines whether there are effective alternatives for achieving deterrence other than adult sanctions for serious juvenile offenders. As a backdrop to this analysis, the chapter first examines the role of public opinion in shaping the get tough policies, and how policy makers have misunderstood and perceived support for these policies.
Keywords
  • Juvenile offenders,
  • juvenile crime,
  • punishment,
  • sentencing,
  • adult sanctions,
  • transfer to criminal court,
  • deterrence
Disciplines
Publication Date
2006
Editor
N. Dowd, D. Singer, & R. Wilson
Publisher
Sage Publications
Citation Information
Richard E. Redding. "Adult Punishment for Juvenile Offenders: Does it Reduce Crime?" Handbook on Children, Culture and Violence (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_redding/2/