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Laws against juveniles are sweeping the country, says Temple University professor
Laws relating to juvenile crime, including treating young people as adults, have risen since the mid 1990s because of public outcry, fear, and concern over juvenile violence, according to Temple University criminal justice professor Joan McCord, Ph.D. (2001-03-12)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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. (2013-07-16)
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? (2016-04-14)
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)
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)
K-State sociology professor studies girls in the juvenile justice system
The needs of girls and girls' experiences have been pretty much ignored in the juvenile justice system. (2004-09-23)
Juvenile Courts May Face Higher Caseload Due To Welfare Reform
Federal welfare reform may end up burdening the country's already-stressed juvenile justice system, according to an expert at Ohio State University. (1999-04-28)
Mental health service costs offset by savings in other public sectors
Penn State researchers have found that reduced expenditures for inpatient hospitalization, the juvenile justice system, the child welfare system and the special education system offset the costs of the improved mental health services delivered to youth through the system of care approach now being tried in communities in every state in the U.S. (2005-03-23)
Study: Juvenile incarceration yields less schooling, more crime
Teenagers who are incarcerated tend to have substantially worse outcomes later in life than those who avoid serving time for similar offenses, according to a distinctive new study co-authored by an MIT scholar. (2015-06-09)
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)
Girl juvenile offenders exhibit more problems, risks than boys
Girls in the juvenile justice system exhibit more risks than do boys for problem behaviors that may lead them to serious trouble, according to new research. (2005-05-09)
Brazil's juvenile detention centres failing to meet basic standards of health and hygiene
Many of Brazil's juvenile detention centres are decaying, filthy, and dangerously overcrowded, state the authors of an essay in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2006-02-23)
Juvenile justice study: Minority youths of single parents more likely detained
Circumstances like school truancy, living in a single-parent household or having family members with criminal records were more likely to land minority teens in detention than their white peers. (2009-03-12)
Troubled youths struggle after time in detention center
The kids who pass through detention facilities are among the most troubled. (2009-02-17)
Psychiatric disorders highly prevalent among juvenile jail detainees
Mental health professionals have speculated for years that many adolescents with serious psychiatric disorders are arrested instead of treated. (2002-12-11)
Mentally ill offender treatment and crime reduction act becomes law
The Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (S. (2004-11-04)
Most states offer HPV vaccinations to girls in juvenile justice system
Nearly all US states offer the human papillomavirus vaccine to adolescent girls who have been arrested or detained, according to a new report from the Miriam Hospital and Brown University. (2010-04-28)
Kids from juvenile justice system 7 times more likely to commit criminal acts
The study showed that kids who went through the system were seven times more likely to commit criminal acts as adults that correlated with the severity of their sentence. (2008-11-18)
Juvenile detainees push envelope on HIV/AIDS risk behaviors
Nearly all juvenile jail detainees -- even those as young as 10 years -- engage in dangerous HIV and AIDS risk behaviors, a finding that poses serious public health problems and presents additional challenges to the juvenile justice system, Northwestern researchers report. (2003-05-28)
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. (2009-03-19)
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)
Juvenile stroke: Causes often not known
Strokes without a definitive identifiable cause account for up to 50 percent of juvenile strokes. (2017-09-08)
Juvenile inmates have more mental health hospitalizations, Stanford study finds
Juvenile inmates are much more likely to be hospitalized for mental health problems than children and teenagers who are not incarcerated, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. (2015-07-21)
Study updates estimates, trends for childhood exposure to violence, crime, abuse
A study by David Finkelhor, Ph.D., of the University of New Hampshire, and colleagues updates estimates and trends for childhood exposure to a range of violence, crime and abuse victimizations. (2013-05-13)
Can prison visitation reduce recidivism?
A study funded by the National Science Foundation will explore if prison visitation can help reduce recidivism rates and whether there are gender, racial, and ethnic differences in these patterns. (2016-01-27)
Psychiatric illness and drug abuse common in jailed juveniles
A study by Northwestern University researchers shows that about half of teens in juvenile detention have two or more psychiatric disorders and substance abuse disorders. (2003-11-10)
Gangs don't protect against crime
Gang members are twice as likely to be crime victims than non-gang members and are more frequently subject to simple assault, aggravated assault and drive by shootings, according to a recently study by the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University. (2011-04-12)
Study quantifies cost-benefit of hospital-based program to keep youth out of prison
With violence plaguing inner-city youth at epidemic rates, the report of a new study in the November issue of The Journal of the American College of Surgeons illustrated a research-based approach to confronting this national problem. (2007-11-12)
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. (2005-10-05)
Community Solutions, Inc. establishes $500,000 endowment at Rutgers School of Criminal Justice
Community Solutions, Inc. has made a $500,000 commitment to the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice (SCJ). (2013-03-08)
Hormone concentrations in young mammals predict trade-offs later in life
Early development after birth can have profound effects on survival and reproduction. (2016-12-19)
New book offers proposals for dealing with juveniles who commit crime
Drawing on the best available evidence in adolescent development, a Temple University developmental psychologist and a Columbia University law professor offer a new approach to criminal law as it pertains to juveniles. (2008-10-01)
Cherokee literature still affected by history of removal
A history of psychological, physical and spiritual (2003-01-20)
Alcohol, drug and mental disorders of delinquents are focus of multimillion-dollar study at Northwestern University
With a five-year grant with an approved budget of nearly $14.5 million from a unique consortium of eight federal agencies, a groundbreaking Northwestern University Medical School study will investigate the entent of alcohol, drug and mental disorders among delinquent youth and the services they need as they age. (2000-01-31)
Indiana Project screenings show need for more mental health services in youth detention
Indiana is at the forefront of providing mental health screening and services to juvenile offenders, but more efforts are needed to improve the services provided to detained youths, according to Indiana University School of Medicine research findings published in the October issue of the American Journal of Public Health. (2014-10-22)
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