JUVENILE HOMICIDE:
FACTS AND ISSUES
prepared for
BJS / JRSA NATIONAL CONFERENCE

KEY POINTS:  FACTS

KEY POINTS:  ISSUES

TODAY’S PRESENTATION

PHENOMENON OF
JUVENILE HOMICIDE

FACTORS ASSOCIATED
WITH YOUTH HOMICIDE

Factors Associated With Youth Homicide (continued)

Factors Associated With Youth Homicide (continued)

PORTRAIT OF TYPICAL JHO

FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO
RISE IN JUVENILE HOMICIDE

15 FACTORS IN 5 CATEGORIES

SITUATIONAL FACTORS

SOCIETAL INFLUENCES

RESOURCE AVAILABILITY

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

CUMULATIVE EFFECT IN CONTEXT

Cumulative Effect In Context (continued)

Cumulative Effect In Context (continued)

SCIENCE COLLIDES WITH THE LAW

PROSECUTION OF JHOs

EFFECTIVE TREATMENT PROGRAMS
(meta analysis of 200 programs, Lipsey et al.)

Effective Treatment Programs
(Lipsey et al.) (continued)

TRANSFER TO ADULT CJS

Transfer To Adult CJS (continued)

PRESSING NEED FOR
FOLLOW-UP STUDIES OF JHOs

Follow Up Studies of JHOs (continued)

FOLLOW-UP STUDIES OF JHOs

FOLLOW-UP STUDIES OF JHOs (continued)

FOLLOW UP STUDY OF ADOLESCENT PARRICIDE OFFENDERS UNDERWAY

DETERMINING SUCCESS

METHOD

MEASUREMENT ISSUES –
EXPERIENCES IN PRISON

Measurement Issues –
Experiences in Prison (continued)

Measurement Issues –
Experiences in Prison (continued)

MEASUREMENT ISSUES –
FOR THOSE RELEASED

Measurement Issues –
For Those Released (continued)

Measurement Issues –
For Those Released (continued)

Measurement Issues –
For All Parricide Offenders (continued)

REFERENCES

References (continued)

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