Report: Trying Kids as Adults Increases Recidivism
Juvenile advocates say a decadelong crackdown on teenage crime has backfired by depriving youthful offenders, who disproportionately are members of minority groups, of adequate counseling, drug treatment, and education.
A survey of several states with large numbers of youths in the adult system found increased recidivism among youths who are treated as adults.
In other words, "Adult time for adult crime" is a failure. The report is called, "''Childhood on Trial: The Failure of Trying and Sentencing Youth in Adult Criminal Court." [link via CrimProf Blog.]
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