This paper examines the issue of incarceration of juvenile offenders, looking specifically at articles by Ardovini-Brooker and Walker and Loughran and Godfrey.
# 27553 | 2,168 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published on Jun 10, 2003 in Law (Criminal) , Criminology (Juvenile Justice) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Child, Youth Issues (Teen, Adult Issues)
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The paper studies juvenile incarceration, reporting on an innovative feature of applied practice that may have universal implication for the project of juvenile incarceration. The writer compares and contrasts two articles, one of which is a strong argument for performance-based standards, a system for the collection of data that records the progress of juvenile offenders, to come to a conclusion as to the effectiveness of (PbS).
From the Paper:"The main thesis of Ardovini-Brooker and Walker's article is that the proliferation of juvenile boot camps since the inception of the first such program in Georgia in 1983 has been driven by objectives that have been far from uniform because of a lack of theoretical and conceptual consensus about them. They suggest that such a consensus is desirable, not only because the number of so-called shock-incarceration facilities is expected to continue to grow in the coming years but also because the multiplicity of motives in the background of their implementation has made definitive evaluation of their effectiveness difficult to accomplish. Citing dramatic differences of opinion regarding the efficacy of shock incarceration in fostering rehabilitation and discouraging recidivism, as well as the debate over what should be the effect of such incarceration, they describe various perspectives from which boot camps have been endorsed and established and point out difficulties of reconciling goals, priorities, and the means of their measurement."
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