Juvenile Justice and Alternative Education: A Life Course Assessment of Best Practices

Juvenile Justice and Alternative Education: A Life Course Assessment of Best Practices
Nicole Prior
April 2013

ISBN-13:  978-1-59332-533-6 / Hardcover
Dimensions:  5.5 x 8.5 / viii, 200 pages

Price   $67.00

Description

Prior explores the connection between the quality of alternative education and juvenile delinquency using a life course perspective. Specifically, she determines that the implementation of quality assurance (QA) in alternative education disciplinary schools increased the likelihood that exiting students would return to their home school but had no effect on the students’ attendance. Additionally, improving the quality of the alternative education school showed mixed results on likelihood of arrest. The results indicate that students at alternative education schools should be allowed to remain in these schools until graduation from high school.

About the Author

Nicole Prior has an undergraduate degree in biology, MA in clinic psychology, and PhD in criminology. She currently works at a university in the southeastern United States teaching criminology and criminal justice. She is also a licensed mental health professional who works has with juvenile males in a close custody institution and adult males in minimum and medium custody facilities.