Social Welfare and Fairness in Juvenile Crime Regulation

Author:Elizabeth S. Scott - Laurence Steinberg
Position::Harold R. Medina Professor of Law at Columbia University. - Laurence Steinberg is the Laura Carnell Distinguished University Professor at Temple University.
Pages:35-97
SUMMARY

I. Youths behind bars: the expanding net and its financial cost - A. The Trend Toward Incarceration - B. The Economic Costs of the Punitive Reforms - II. The effectiveness of punitive policies: do harsh sanctions reduce crime? - A. The Traditional Regime and the Failure to Prevent Crime - B. Changing Crime Rates and the Effectiveness of Punitive Policies - C. Does Deterrence Work? On Legal Reform ... (see full summary)


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