OJJDP Bulletin: Deterrence Among High-Risk Adolescents
OJJDP released “Studying Deterrence Among High-Risk Adolescents,” (PDF, 16 pages) the latest bulletin in the Pathways to Desistance series. This bulletin examines the link between perceptions of the threat of sanctions and deterrence from crime among high-risk adolescents. The authors’ findings show that severe punishment, such as correctional placement or a longer stay in correctional placement, does not meaningfully reduce juvenile offending or arrests among these youth.
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Department of Justice