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IUPUI study links juveniles' views of police with likelihood of aggressive behavior
A new Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis study of juvenile offenders finds that when youth perceive police injustice, it affects not only how they view the justice system, but also their rates of aggression. (2017-09-21)

Juvenile offenders probably more criminal to begin with
It's a long-simmering debate in juvenile justice: Do young offenders become worse because of their experience with the justice system, or are they somehow different than people who don't have their first criminal conviction until later in life? A longitudinal study covering 931 people from birth to age 38 finds juvenile offenders are probably more criminal to begin with. (2016-04-14)

Recidivism Rates Drop 21 Percent For Juveniles In Family Solutions Project
A program that combines first-time juvenile offenders, their parents and siblings with counselors has shown a 21 percent decrease in recidivism rates when compared with juveniles who didn't complete the program. (1997-09-18)

Social workers should reclaim role in juvenile corrections system, MU researcher says
A University of Missouri expert on juvenile justice and child welfare says social workers should return to the juvenile corrections system and reclaim their role as rehabilitators. (2012-02-17)

Research reveals restorative justice reduces recidivism
Restorative justice programs, such victim-offender mediation and community impact panels, are more effective in reducing recidivism rates among juvenile offenders than traditional court processing, a study by researchers at Sam Houston State University found. (2016-07-28)

Action needed to tackle death rates in young offenders
Young offenders are far more likely to die than people of the same age in the general population, even those with psychiatric and behavioural disorders, claim researchers in this week's BMJ. These findings have important policy implications for young offenders, they say. (2003-05-15)

Mothers' lack of legal knowledge linked to juvenile re-offending
Youth who commit crimes for the first time are more likely to re-offend if their mothers don't participate in their legal process, but mothers are widely unfamiliar with the juvenile justice system, finds a new study by an Michigan State University criminologist. (2017-01-05)

Young offenders who work, don't attend school may be more antisocial
Until now, little has been known about the effects of school-year employment for at-risk youth. This study examined employment, school attendance, and antisocial behavior in 1,350 serious juvenile offenders ages 14-17 over a five year period. Youths who worked long hours and didn't attend school regularly were at the greatest risk for antisocial behavior, followed by youths who worked long hours and didn't go to school at all. (2012-12-20)

Penn study: Processing arrested juveniles as adults has small effect on their recidivism
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found a three to five percent reduction in the probability of criminal recidivism among a sample of juveniles arrested for felony drug offenses, some of whom were processed as adults due to their age at the time of their arrests. (2015-06-09)

Teens who participate in sports show lower levels of hazardous drinking
New research in Criminal Behavior and Mental Health aimed to find the relationship between participation in organized sports and an increase in hazardous drinking. Unlike previous research, the study focused on an underrepresented group -- young offenders -- adolescents who were either excluded from school or involved with the justice system. (2014-05-19)

Treatment for juvenile offenders shows shows positive results 22 years later
Charles Borduin, a University of Missouri researcher, developed a treatment for juvenile offenders that has become one of the most widely used evidence-based treatments in the world. Now, he has found that the treatment continues to have positive effects on former participants more than 20 years after treatment. (2011-11-17)

Mentally ill offender treatment and crime reduction act becomes law
The Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (S. 1194) of 2004, which will improve access to mental health services for adult and juvenile non-violent offenders, was signed into law by the President on October 30. The bill was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on October 6 and by the Senate on October 11. (2004-11-04)

Can parents of juvenile offenders still dream?
A new study from Michigan State University published in the Journal of Research on Adolescence reveals that mothers don't lose hope for their sons' futures and potential -- even if they are arrested as a minor. (2018-07-03)

Temple Psychologist To Study Adolescent Development And Juenile Jutice With $1.25 Million Macarthur Foundation Grant
Psychologist Dr. Laurence Steinberg, a nationally recognized authority on adolescent development, will assemble a multi- disciplinary research team to examine how adolescent development impacts on juvenile offenders processed through the justice system. (1997-07-15)

Ex-offender data shows high risk of sexually transmitted infections after release
The American health care system may be missing a golden opportunity to curtail STIs in communities, according to a new study of offenders following release from the justice system. Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute presented findings at the STI & AIDS World Congress in Vienna this week showing that individuals released from the justice system have a high risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection within the first year. (2013-07-16)

Teen sex offenders need different treatments: Study
Treatment for juvenile sexual offenders should take into account their involvement in other crimes, says a new study. (2002-02-18)

Prisoners need greater awareness of voluntary services, says research
New research from the Third Sector Research Centre highlights the need to make prisoners more aware of voluntary organizations that could help them towards resettlement. (2011-07-28)

Public wants young offenders tried in juvenile courts despite policymakers' get-tough stance
The juvenile justice system emerged a century ago out of the belief that young offenders were less culpable and more salvageable than their adult counterparts, but today, that system is under attack by get-tough policymakers claiming wide public support that Florida State University criminologists in Tallahassee, Fla. say simply doesn't exist. (2007-02-19)

New mental health help for juvenile offenders
Although as many as 65 to75 percent of juvenile offenders have one or more psychiatric disorders, most juvenile correctional facilities do not have the resources to serve them. To help address this problem, a new set of guidelines for treating the mental health needs of incarcerated youth has been published in the October 2005 issue of the journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). (2005-10-05)

Better HIV prevention interventions needed for juvenile offenders
More intensive or family-based HIV prevention interventions may be needed to encourage juvenile offenders to use condoms and stop engaging in risky sexual behavior, say researchers from the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center. (2011-04-14)

Sociologist co-authors new book on juvenile delinquency, edits another on violent offenders
Iowa State University sociologist Matt DeLisi knows that chronic juvenile delinqueny leads to violent offenders. He just co-authored a new edition of the popular juvenile delinquency textbook (2007-11-13)

New research into completers and non-completers of offending behavior programs
University of Leicester study indicates that high-risk and impulsive offenders need extra support to engage with rehabilitation programs. (2015-09-28)

Female sexual offenders: Unrecognized and underreported
Sexual offenses committed by women, while often unrecognized and underreported, have become the subject of a new book by a University of Montreal professor. (2010-08-20)

No silver bullet: ISU study identifies risk factors of youth charged with murder
News of a school shooting or a homicide involving a teenage suspect always leads to the question of why? It is human nature to want an explanation or someone to blame, and policymakers try to pinpoint a cause in an effort to prevent it from happening again. But too often, the speculation or rush to judgment clouds reality, said Matt DeLisi, a professor of sociology and criminal justice at Iowa State University. (2014-10-22)

Young offenders' health critical to rehabilitation
The physical and mental health needs of juvenile offenders should be treated as a priority if offenders held in detention have any real hope of rehabilitation, according to new research from the University of Adelaide, Australia. (2009-06-19)

Ohio's diversion program helps juvenile offenders with behavioral health issues
An evaluation of Ohio's Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice initiative in 11 counties by social work researchers at Case Western Reserve University found the program benefits most young offenders diverted from detention centers to community-based agencies to treat mental health issues, drug problems or both. (2015-01-07)

Female criminals -- questioning popular perceptions
Is a female offender an anomaly? We tend to think of women as being less prone to violence than men. (2013-01-23)

Study finds most adolescents sent to group homes still involved with drugs/crime 7 years later
Most adolescents referred to long-term group homes after being charged with a serious offense reported they were still involved with crime or drugs seven years later, according to a new study. The bleak findings from a study in Los Angeles County suggest there is a need to improve juvenile justice rehabilitation programs. (2009-03-19)

Mental health screenings, risk behavior interventions needed in juvenile justice system
A new study by researchers at the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center in Providence, R.I., finds that kids who have been arrested and are depressed are more likely to use drugs and alcohol and engage in unsafe sexual behavior that increases their HIV risk. (2008-01-28)

Huddersfield researcher publishes a study of psychopathy and criminal behavior
Dr Boduszek has published a critical review of psychopathy literature, with a particular focus on recent research examining the relationship between psychopathy and various forms of criminal behavior. (2013-06-18)

Stanford psychologists examine how race affects juvenile sentencing
As the Supreme Court considers whether to further limit sentences given to juveniles, new research by Stanford psychologists shows how an offender's race shifts people's support for severe punishment. (2012-05-24)

Current violent juvenile treatment methods costly, ineffective, MU researcher finds
Charles Borduin, a professor of psychological sciences in the MU College of Arts and Science finds that multisystemic therapy is more effective in the lives of troubled youth and costs less. (2011-01-27)

UBC researchers create new method to classify dangerous sex offenders
UBC researchers have developed a new classification system that could help police solve sex crimes. Using classified anonymous police case files and court records, researchers at UBC's Okanagan campus uncovered new subtypes of high-risk sexual offenders that could give police insight into the behaviour of convicted sex offenders who have been released into the community. (2016-10-31)

Does psychological treatment for adult sex offenders work?
Psychological treatment for adult sex offenders can reduce reoffending rates but does not provide a cure, say experts in an editorial in this week's BMJ. (2006-06-30)

How news coverage of terrorism may shape support for anti-Muslim policies
Terrorist attacks committed by the so-called Islamic State are rising in Western countries. A new Political Psychology study indicates that how the news media portray these attacks may influence emotional responses and support for anti-Muslim policies such as immigration bans. (2019-02-21)

Life after prison: Sociology professor presents findings on research
UC research analyzes ex-offenders' stigma management. (2014-08-18)

Criminal history strong indicator for future violent crime
New research shows offenders convicted of a violent crime or other serious felonies will likely commit the same crime again. For example, a prior homicide conviction increased the likelihood by 1,467 percent. Researchers say the findings illustrate the need to consider an offender's entire criminal history during sentencing or when considering parole. (2018-12-18)

Offenders need integrated, on-going, mental health care
Offenders with mental health problems need improved and on-going access to health care, according to the first study to systematically examine healthcare received by offenders across the criminal justice system. (2012-06-24)

Young offenders in Victorian times were much less likely to re-offend than today
Young offenders in late Victorian times were much less likely to go on to commit other crimes after serving a sentence in an institution than their counterparts today, new research shows. (2015-04-15)

Mental health courts significantly reduce repeat offenses, jail time
New research finds that mental health courts are effective at reducing repeat offending, and limiting related jail time, for people with mental health problems -- especially those who also have substance use problems. (2015-12-03)

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