(23) Incapacitation and Deterrence

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Agnew (23) Is it possible to control delinquency by punishing more and punishing more severely? Strategies of deterrence and incapacitation I. Introduction  JJS criticized for not being tough enough, especially with serious offenders l 1. criticism voiced by politicians and media l 2. criticism shard by many in juvenile justice system l Argued that juvenile justice system needs to get tough with offenders, especially serious offenders l Efforts aim to increase level of direct control Dealing with Serious Not Tough Enough  Criticized for not being tough enough l 1. large majority referred to juvenile court have their cases dismissed, handled informally, or placed on probation l 2. little contact with their probation officers and subject to only minimal sanctions l 3. even most serious offenders do not receive severe sanctions l 4. juvenile court is less likely than adult court to incarcerate serious offenders Efforts to Get Tough  1. U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Preventions comprehensive strategy l a. hold juvenile offenders accountable for their behaviors through swift, consistent application of sanctions that are proportionate to offenses l b. recommend system of graduated sanctions (1) immediate sanctions for first-time, nonviolent offenders (2) intermediate sanctions for serious offenders 3. efforts to get tough with serious offenders l a. make more efficient use of court staff (1) divert less serious cases out of court systems (2) employ risk assessment instruments to classify offenders l b. impose more severe sanctions (1) use intermediate sanctions (2) mandatory minimum sentences/sentencing guidelines (3) blended sentences 4. effect of get-tough policies 4....
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2008 for the course SO 105 taught by Professor Spencer during the Fall '08 term at Fisher.

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