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Assessing the Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice Reforms

Title: Assessing the Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice Reforms: A Closer Look at the Criteria and the Impacts on Diverse Stakeholders.
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Name(s): Mears, Daniel P., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2000
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Research to date has taken a relatively narrow view of the criteria by which the effectiveness of juvenile justice sentencing policies are to be assessed. This narrowness is particularly striking given the comprehensive “get tough” reforms that recently have been enacted in nearly every state. Drawing on previous research and an analysis of the potential effects of a recent juvenile justice sentencing reform in Texas, this paper argues for greater attention to conceptualizing and empirically assessing effectiveness broadly, including reference to intended and unintended effects, multiple goals and means, and diverse stakeholders. The argument is sustained first by outlining and discussing these key dimensions and then by empirically illustrating the potential importance of one of these dimensions – diverse stakeholders and their respective interests.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460731325 (IID), 10.1111/1467-9930.00090 (DOI)
Publication Note: Publisher's version of record available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9930.00090/abstract
Preferred Citation: Mears, Daniel P. 2000. “Assessing the Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice Reforms: A Closer Look at the Criteria and the Impacts on Diverse Stakeholders.” Law and Policy 22(2):175-202.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460731325
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Law and Policy.
Issue: iss. 2, vol. 22

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Mears, D. P. (2000). Assessing the Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice Reforms: A Closer Look at the Criteria and the Impacts on Diverse Stakeholders. Law And Policy. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460731325