Juvenile Boot Camps
A look at whether juvenile boot camps are effective forms of justice and rehabilitation.
# 58876 | 744 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2005 |
Published on May 23, 2005 in Criminology (Juvenile Justice) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Sociology (General) , Child, Youth Issues (General)
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This paper shows that juvenile boot camps, although specifically designed to keep youth from mainstream prison, actually increase a juvenile's chances of recidivism after release. While the paper notes the short-term effectiveness of boot camps, it emphasizes the negative long-term effects of the camps. The paper also examines after-care programs for their effectiveness.
From the Paper:"Boot Camps were introduced into the juvenile justice system in the early 1990's as an alternative to incarceration for less serious offenders. It was thought that a militaristic type setting would provide more structure than probation but less structure than incarceration for those offenders who fell in the middle ground of these two. The boot camps were designed to serve as cost effective alternatives to incarceration, promote discipline, instill morals and work ethic, promote academic achievement, reduce drug abuse, hold offenders accountable and produce respectable citizens. They were intended to have a militaristic feel including uniforms and military jargon and follow a rigorous daily routine including drills, discipline and physical conditioning. The amount of rehabilitative and educational programs incorporated depended heavily upon the individual program."
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