The Effects of Race, Age, and Gender on Juvenile Justice Programs and Their Ability to Reduce Recidivism Rates

Shellis Hampton, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The issue of juveniles committing crimes has been an ongoing issue across the nation for many centuries. In order to properly combat this issue, the juvenile justice system must make sure that it is implementing effective programs that work to rehabilitate the juvenile and keep them returning to the system. However, this task has proven to be extremely difficult, because the juvenile justice system itself is so complex. The purpose of this study is to research the history of juvenile justice programs, and determine effective strategies in regard to reducing the recidivism rate. This paper will analyze the Davidson County's Assessment Division and its ability to reduce recidivism. This study will also analyze the effects race, age, and gender has on a juvenile's likelihood to recidivate.^

Subject Area

Criminology

Recommended Citation

Shellis Hampton, "The Effects of Race, Age, and Gender on Juvenile Justice Programs and Their Ability to Reduce Recidivism Rates" (2017). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI10641487.
https://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI10641487

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