High-Risk Juvenile Offenders and Crime Deterrence

$3.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Beginning

 

CEU Course Description

There is a link between perceptions of the threat of sanctions and deterrence from crime among serious adolescent offenders.  This CEU course discusses the factors that lead youth who have committed serious offenses to persist in or desist from offending.

Author:  Loughran, T., Brame, R., Fagan, J., Piquero, A., Mulvey, E., and Schubert, C.  (2015, August).  Studying Deterrence Among Hish-Risk Adolescents.  U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention.;  Steinberg, L., Cauffman, E., and Monahan, K.  (2015, March).  Psychosocial Maturity and Desistance From Crime in a Sample of Serious Juvenile Offenders.  U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention.

Retrieved from:  https://www.ojjdp.gov/Publications/PubAbstract.asp?pubi=270720&ti=&si=&kw=high%2Drisk+adolescents&strItem=Publications&strSingleItem=Publications&p=topic&PreviousPage=SearchResults; https://www.ojjdp.gov/publications/PubAbstract.asp?pubi=270493&ti=&si=&sei=&kw=psychosocial+maturity&PreviousPage=PubResults&strSortby=date&p=&strPubSearch=Y

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Evaluate what is needed for an arrest to deter an individual.

2.  Conclude three components of psychosocial maturity.

3.  Analyze the age at which psychosocial maturation begins to slow down.

4.  Identify three factors that are considered part of the “sanction regime” in which offenders base their decisions to commit crime.

5.  Describe the primary mechanism through which deterrence works.

 

CEU Outline with Main Points

1.  Studying Deterrence Among Hish-Risk Adolescents

a.  Background

b.  Increasing Deterrence Through Severity: Institutional Placement and Length of Stay

c.  Increasing Deterrence Through Certainty: Offenders' Perceptions of Risk

d.  Increasing Certainty Through Arrest

e.  Behavioral Responses to Changes in Risk Perceptions: The Certainty Effect

f.  The Deterrent Effect of Ambiguity in Offender Risk Perceptions

g.  Policy Implications

2.  Psychosocial Maturity and Desistance From Crime in a Sample of Serious Juvenile Offenders

a.  Theories of the Psychosocial Maturation Process

b.  Models of Psychosocial Maturity

c.  Measuring Psychosocial Maturity

d.  Measuring Antisocial Behavior

e.  Identifying Trajectories of Antisocial Behavior

f.  Patterns of Change in Psychosocial Maturity Over Time

g.  Psychosocial Maturation and Patterns of Offending

 

 

Date Added: 2017-12-21

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