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“SCARED STRAIGHT” AND THE PANACEA PHENOMENON: DISCUSSION
  • J. Finckenauer
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1 June 1980
Juvenile delinquency is one of the most difficult and intractable social problems facing America today. For example, one of only four priorities for action set by the National Advisory Commission onExpand
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Organized Crime in America
1. The Problems of Definition: What is Organized Crime? 2. The Theories of Organized Crime: Explaining the Past, Present, and Future . 3. In the Beginning: Blackbeard and the Others. 4. OrganizedExpand
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Some factors in police discretion and decision making
Abstract This is a study of the exercise of police discretion as indicated by the responses of police recruits to a series of ambiguous, but common incidents. The situations are ambiguous in thatExpand
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Well-Meaning Programs Can Have Harmful Effects! Lessons from Experiments of Programs Such as Scared Straight
Despite their importance in assessing the impact of policies, outcome evaluations—and in particular randomized experiments—are relatively rare. The rationalizations used to justify the absence ofExpand
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Mexico and the United States: Neighbors Confront Drug Trafficking
Bilateral cooperation between the United States and Mexico has become a hallmark of inter-American relations in recent years. The summit between the two countries' presidents in February this yearExpand
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What Is Sex Trafficking
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The Russian “mafia”
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Russian Youth: Law, Deviance, and the Pursuit of Freedom
Focusing on Russian youth, Finckenauer (criminal justice, Rutgers U.) explores the process of legal socialization: how young people learn about rules, norms, and laws and how they decide that certainExpand
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Russian Mafia In America: Immigration, Culture, and Crime
Does a "Russian Mafia" really exist? This text seeks to answer that question by examining the intricate history of Russian organized crime in both its homeland and the United States. It investigatesExpand
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Scared Straight: The Panacea Phenomenon Revisited
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