Reducing Recidivism for Juvenile Criminal Offenders

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Juvenile criminal behavior is something that Americans are all too familiar with. Through local and national news coverage we often hear about burglaries, thefts, and murders committed by adolescents. One thing that mainstream media fails to report is how the criminal justice system works with youth to decrease recidivism and increase rehabilitation. According to the U.S. Department of Justice recidivism …

Does Social Media Perpetuate Youth Violence?

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By: Brittany Bostic, YES Research Assistant Social Media is a huge part of the lives of everyday Americans, and there is growing evidence to support the role that social media plays in youth violence, both directly and indirectly. Very similar to the recent cyber bullying phenomenon, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have become a platform for youth violence. ABC News ¬†covered …