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Juvenile Corrections & Deterrence - Chapter Summary
Our informative chapter covers topics related to juvenile corrections and deterrence, including probation, restorative justice and juvenile detention centers. Each lesson is accompanied by a short quiz that assesses your understanding of the key concepts presented in the lesson. Our expert instructors are available to answer any questions you may have about the chapter - simply submit your questions through the Dashboard. This chapter was designed to assist you in meeting the following objectives:
- Discuss the benefits of juvenile correction alternatives
- Define the theory of general deterrence
- Give examples of specific deterrence
- Outline the process of restorative justice
- Explain the different types of probation
- Detail diversion programs as they're used in the criminal justice system
- Identify the purpose and characteristics of juvenile detention centers
- Explore institutional corrections for juveniles
- Discuss the 'kids for cash' scandal in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
- Outline programs used for youth aftercare and reentry
1. Types & Benefits of Juvenile Correction Alternatives
In this lesson, we will learn about the types and benefits of juvenile correction alternatives. We will learn what these alternatives are and what the benefits are to options other than incarceration.
2. What Is General Deterrence? - Definition, Theory & Examples
Learn what constitutes general deterrence and examine the theory behind this legal term. Analyze different examples so you can gain insight on why some lawmakers use deterrence methods.
3. Specific Deterrence: Definition & Examples
Specific deterrence is a method of punishment in the criminal justice system intended to discourage criminal behavior in the specific individual charged with the crime. In this lesson, you will be introduced to this concept.
4. What is Restorative Justice? - Definition, Examples & Process
In this lesson, you will review and consider the basic assumptions of restorative justice approaches and processes in the American criminal justice system.
5. What Is Probation? - Definition, Rules & Types
Learn what constitutes probation in this lesson. First, review the definition of probation and then examine its rules. Finally, analyze the different types of probation and review the features of each one.
6. What is a Diversion Program in the Criminal Justice System?
A conviction record is often more punishing than the sentence for the crime. Because of this, many courts offer programs to eliminate the conviction while still instilling some consequence for the offense. In this lesson, we will explain the various types of diversion programs and how they work.
7. Juvenile Detention Center: Purpose & Characteristics
Approximately 70,000 juveniles every day are removed from their homes after committing criminal offenses, many of them ending up in juvenile detention centers. This lesson will review the purpose and characteristics of those centers.
8. Institutional Corrections for Juvenile Delinquents
Is sending a juvenile to prison always the best idea? This lesson will look at the different types of correctional facilities designed for juveniles and explore how the juvenile justice system became separate from the adult system.
9. Correctional Treatment for Juveniles
Correctional treatment for juveniles includes individual techniques and group techniques. These techniques are used in a variety of programs such as wilderness, recreational, vocational, educational, and boot camp programs.
10. The Kids for Cash Scandal in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
When we think of the juvenile justice system, most of us believe it is rooted in fairness. In this lesson, we will see that this is not always the case. The Kids for Cash Scandal in Pennsylvania is a prime example of juvenile justice gone wrong.
11. Youth Aftercare & Reentry: Definition, Programs & Supervision
No matter how long they spend in a correctional facility, juveniles are likely to return to criminal activity once released. To stop the cycle of offending, aftercare and reentry programs make an effort to provide ongoing support.
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