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Americans are more supportive for policies that will save rather than punish youth criminals, and are willing to pay for them

Baker, Thomas (2016) Americans are more supportive for policies that will save rather than punish youth criminals, and are willing to pay for them. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (14 Jul 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

As with all types of crime, when it comes to youth crime, policymakers are faced with a choice – should they pursue policies which will punish young offenders, or those that aim to rehabilitate them? But which of these policies does the public support? In new research Thomas Baker finds that nearly 3/4 of Americans support rehabilitative (or ‘child saving’) policies, and about 50 percent are willing to pay for such policies. He also finds that education and fears about crime are linked with being more willing to pay for child saving policies.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2016 15:55
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 15:55
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67696

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