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In Florida, introducing civil citations for young offenders has met with mixed success

Nadel, Melissa, Pesta, George, Blomberg, Thomas G, Bales, William and Greenwald, Mark (2018) In Florida, introducing civil citations for young offenders has met with mixed success. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (22 May 2018). Website.

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Punishing young offenders can often ensure that they have a long relationship with the criminal justice system. But more and more authorities have chosen diversion policies such as civil citation in order to reduce the likelihood of future offending. In new research, Melissa Nadel, George Pesta, Thomas Blomberg, William Bales, and Mark Greenwald look at Florida's civil citation program, finding that while there was little evidence of diversion being applied to those who would otherwise have received no sanction, most counties did not use the program to any meaningful extent. However, amongst those that did, juvenile arrests dropped significantly.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2018 11:50
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2019 13:03

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