Honors College

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Honors Thesis

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Adolescents account for a large percentage of crime. Given this, it is vital that we are constantly examining and critiquing the juvenile justice system to ensure positive outcomes such as low recidivism. This thesis takes an in-depth look at the ways in which the United States responds to this unique class of offenders and which treatment options are most effective. Several factors play a role in the selection of a program for individuals in the juvenile justice system, including definitions of violence, assessment, and availability of the treatment desired.

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Psychology Commons