Anthony Petrosino and Sarah Guckenburg Conduct Juvenile Delinquency StudyCould Labeling Accused Teens "Delinquent" Cause More Crime?
Crime and Justice News — February 16, 2010
A research report written by WestEd's Anthony Petrosino and Sarah Guckenburg, and Carolyn Turpin-Petrosino concluded that sending juveniles through the youth justice system can increase delinquency. That is, according to research study results, formal system processing did not reduce juvenile delinquency and often increased crime when compared to providing a diversion program or "doing nothing."
This study, sponsored by The Campbell Corporation, resulted in a report, Formal System Processing of Juveniles: Effects on Delinquency.
This report also was recently announced on The Campbell Collaboration website under the article title, "Does Formal Processing Reduce Juvenile Delinquency?"