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This paper examines the theoretical and empirical argument or moving away from residential placement for juvenile offenders. To that end, the use ofres1dential placement for Juvenile offenders and incarceration for adult offenders are compared to shed light on the inconsistencies between rhetoric and actual practices as related to the deterrence theory. While residential placement and incarceration are generally regarded as two separate mechanisms, the literature suggests that residential placement is counterproductive and the U.S. must continue to reassess its approach to juvenile offending.


Copyright 2015 College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology, Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center at Prairie View A&M University.

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Journal of Knowledge and Best Practices in Juvenile Justice and Psychology



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