Brigham Young University Prelaw Review


Gary Graham


prisons, prison reform, juvenile delinquency


This paper is an attempt at explaining the way juvenile delinquency has produced positive results today. As previous researchers have failed in the past to create successful intervention methods, it is very exciting to see the new progress that has been designed to control a problem that is becoming greater each day. Previous methods have focused on reshaping the delinquent into a model child through severe punishment or rehabilitative treatment. Today, researchers have learned that delinquents must be dealt with individually. Hence, this paper focuses on the three social groups that reformers have tried to influence: the individual delinquent, his or her peer group, and his or her family.

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