ERIC Number: EJ579066
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Youth Crime, Public Policy, and Practice in the Juvenile Justice System: Recent Trends and Needed Reforms.
Jenson, Jeffrey M.; Howard, Matthew O.
Social Work, v43 n4 p324-34 Jul 1998
Cyclic fluctuations in juvenile justice policy and their relationship to policy, practice, and youth crime are examined. This analysis suggests that overall crime rates are independent of prevailing juvenile justice policies. These findings support targeted prevention efforts including policy reforms, public education efforts, and social practice approaches. (Author/EMK)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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