Categories: Safety and Justice
Reports | The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention | 2015

Studying Deterrence Among High-Risk Adolescents

The Pathways to Desistance study followed more than 1,300 serious juvenile offenders for 7 years after their conviction. In this bulletin, the authors present some key findings on the link between perceptions of the threat of sanctions
and deterrence from crime among serious adolescent offenders. Selected findings are as follows:
  • There was no meaningful reduction in offending or arrests...
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