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A New Juvenile Justice SystemTotal Reform for a Broken System$
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Nancy E. Dowd

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781479898800

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479898800.001.0001

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Lost in Translation No More

Lost in Translation No More

Marketing Evidence-Based Policies for Reducing Juvenile Crime

(p.139) 7 Lost in Translation No More
A New Juvenile Justice System

Richard E. Redding

NYU Press

This chapter examines the importance of evidence-based policies and rehabilitative programs. Research shows that adjudicating juveniles in criminal courts and imposing adult sentences produces counter-rehabilitative and nondeterrent effects, as documented in two recent comprehensive reports promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Justice. Given the clear scientific evidence and the costs to society as well as to offenders of overly punitive responses to juvenile crime, people have the responsibility to persuade the public and policy makers that available evidence-based preventive and rehabilitative programs are effective, worth the cost, and compatible with reasoned and measured punishment. The chapter then suggests evidence-based persuasion techniques in convincing policy makers and the public.

Keywords:   evidence-based policies, evidence-based rehabilitation programs, juvenile crime, evidence-based persuasion techniques

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