Are Juvenile Prisons Actually Schools for Crime?

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Correctional institutions should aim to rehabilitate young offenders. When this works, youth make gains that will reduce the likelihood that they will return to crime when they re-enter society. A new study shows that sometimes these environments can do the opposite and function as schools for crime that facilitate “criminal capital” and encourage future offending, criminologist Alex Piquero of the University of Texas at Dallas writes in the Huffington Post . . .

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