“Get Tough” Youth Programs are Ineffective

Posted on October 29, 2004

“GET TOUGH” YOUTH PROGRAMS ARE INEFFECTIVE, PANEL SAYS
Boot camps and other get-tough programs for adolescents do not prevent criminal behavior, as intended, and may make the problem even worse, a new study has found. Further, laws transferring juveniles into the adult court system lead these teenagers to commit more violence, the study said. More promising, reports Laura Meckler, are programs that offer intensive counseling for families and young people at risk.
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2004/10/16/get_tough_programs_for_youths_criticized/


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