Document Details

Document Type:   Thesis
Title:   Examining Juvenile Crime and Recidivism
Author:   Charles Michael Watson
College:   Liberal Arts
Degree Program:   Sociology, M.A.
Degree:   Master of Arts
Committee Director:   Dr. Richard Garnett
Document Availability:   Document available for World-Wide access.
Date of Defense:   4/23/06

High juvenile recidivism rates are a dilemma that is plaguing the juvenile justice system and the treatment facilities that operate within. There is little understanding of the causal relationship between recidivism rates, treatment types, and the demographics of the residents at the various treatment facilities. The purpose of this research is to identify the common flaws existing in current treatment practices and to utilize social labeling theory as a means of gaining a better understanding of this issue. 

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