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Getting Tough with Juvenile Offenders

Title: Getting Tough with Juvenile Offenders: Explaining Support for Sanctioning Youths as Adults.
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Name(s): Mears, Daniel P., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2001-01-01
Physical Form: computer
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Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Despite recent “get tough” trends in juvenile justice, relatively little is known about support for sanctioning youths in adult courts. In response, this study examines several neglected explanatory factors, including links between marital status, political orientation, and philosophy of punishment. Analysis of data from the 1995 National Opinion Survey of Crime and Justice suggests that marital status and philosophy of punishment are consistently associated with support for adult sanctioning of youths when the offense involves any of three categories of offenses (selling illegal drugs or committing property or violent crime). It also suggests that marital status conditions the effect of philosophy of punishment, an effect itself conditioned by political orientation when the offense involves selling illegal drugs. Research and policy implications are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460735204 (IID), 10.1177/0093854801028002004 (DOI)
Publication Note: Publisher’s version of record available at http://cjb.sagepub.com/content/28/2/206.short
Preferred Citation: Mears, Daniel P. 2001. “Getting Tough with Juvenile Offenders: Explaining Support for Sanctioning Youths as Adults.” Criminal Justice and Behavior 28(2):206-226.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460735204
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Criminal Justice and Behavior.
Issue: iss. 2, vol. 28

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Mears, D. P. (2001). Getting Tough with Juvenile Offenders: Explaining Support for Sanctioning Youths as Adults. Criminal Justice And Behavior. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460735204