The Pros And Cons Of Ineffective Methods

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Can you imagine going through the juvenile court system at age 15? Today, when kids commit crimes at a young age, they can be tried as an adult, and serve adult sentences that could put them in prison for a large part of their life. As you continue to read, you will learn about the effective and ineffective ways that the court deals with today’s youth.
Ineffective Methods Some of the most ineffective ways to deal with today’s youth are the scared straight program, boot camp (shock incarceration), and group homes. Boot camp is a youth correctional program, where they enforce strict rules and have harsh punishments. A boot camp’s ineffectiveness is shown where it says, “States have begun to consider new approaches to juvenile offenders, backed by research showing that incarceration actually increases the chances a young person will commit another crime” (Source 3,1). This quote shows that boot camp does not serve its’ purpose. When a juvenile goes into boot camp, it is not only ineffective, but it actually increases the chances that the juvenile will commit another crime. Another method that has proven to be ineffective is scared straight. Scared straight is a program in which juveniles go into an adult prison to interact with inmates. One of the people from the Spokane county juvenile court system said that if a good kid does something bad, then scared straight actually makes it more likely that the kid will commit another crime (Source 5). This quote shows that scared

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