Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Report: Juvenile Detention Makes Kids Worse

Time Magazine reports that researchers "found that rather than rehabilitating young delinquents, juvenile detention — which lumps troubled kids in with other troubled kids — appeared to worsen their behavior problems. Compared with other kids with a similar history of bad behavior, those who entered the juvenile-justice system were nearly seven times more likely to be arrested for crimes as adults." For policies to reduce juvenile detention.

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