Predicting Outcomes for Youth Transferred to Adult Court

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Title Predicting Outcomes for Youth Transferred to Adult Court
Author Schubert, Carol A.; Mulvey, Edward P.; Loughran, Thomas A.; Fagan, Jeffrey; Chassin, Laurie A.; Piquero, Alex; Losoya, Sandra; Steinberg, Laurence; Cauffman, Elizabeth
Journal Name Law and Human Behavior
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United States
Publisher Springer
Abstract Extant research regarding juvenile transfer has focused primarily on the negative effects of current policies, with little consistent and rigorous work on the variation among the adolescents transferred to adult court and their later adjustment in the community. Using a sample of 193 transferred youth from Arizona, we consider how certain individual characteristics are related to four post-release outcomes (antisocial activity, re-arrest, re-institutionalization, and gainful activity). We find considerable variability in outcomes, with adjustment significantly and consistently related to certain legal and risk-need factors. These results indicate that some transferred youth may experience negative outcomes, and that refinements to transfer policy may benefit from consideration of these factors in determining which serious adolescent offenders are most appropriate for transfer.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
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Volume 34
Issue Number 6
Page from 460
Page to 475
ISSN 0417-7307
Date Accessioned 2011-02-01
Language en_AU
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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