The transfer of juveniles to criminal court: Reexamining recidivism over the long term
Abbreviated Journal Title
DIFFERENCE; DETERRENCE; PRINCIPLE; OFFENSE; Criminology & Penology
A long-term recidivism study was conducted in Florida on matched pairs of juveniles, where one subject in each pair had been transferred to the adult system in 1987 and the other had not. Rearrest information on the pairs from their release from sanctions through November 1994 was used to determine the probabilities of rearrest and the times to rearrest of transfers and nontransfers, adjusting for time at risk. Transfer diminished the rearrest chances for property felons, an advantage that was offset by an enhanced probability of rearrest among transfers for other offense categories. Survival analysis showed that transfers were rearrested more quickly and were rearrested more times on average.
Crime & Delinquency
"The transfer of juveniles to criminal court: Reexamining recidivism over the long term" (1997). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2133.