Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Dr. Richard Garnett, Ph.D., Committee Chairperson
Dr. Donna Sullivan, Ph.D.
Dr. Kenneth Ambrose, Ph.D.
High juvenile recidivism rates are a dilemma that is plaguing the juvenile justice system and the treatment facilities that operate within. There is little understanding of the causal relationship between recidivism rates, treatment types, and the demographics of the residents at the various treatment facilities. The purpose of this research is to identify the common flaws existing in current treatment practices and to utilize social labeling theory as a means of gaining a better understanding of this issue.
Watson, Charles M., "Examining juvenile crime and recidivism" (2007). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1836.