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December 13, 2010

Formal Processing of Juveniles Appears to Increase Delinquency

A recent meta-analysis of 29 separate studies concluded that processing juvenile delinquency referrals through the Court system did not appear to have any crime control effect, and may actually increase delinquency. The best results came from programs that divert juveniles from the system. See the entire study, entitled Formal System Processing of Juveniles:Effects on Delinquency at the Campbell Collaboration at http://www.campbellcollaboration.org/news_/formal_processing_reduce_juvenile_delinquency.php Formal

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