National Evaluation of Juvenile Boot Camps: A Matter of Race?

David Bierie, University of Maryland at College Park
Gerald Jeandron, University of Maryland at College Park
Doris Layton MacKenzie, University of Maryland at College Park
David B. Wilson, University of Maryland at College Park

ABSTRACT
Despite the proliferation of juvenile boot camps throughout the nation over the last decade, researchers have produced little research examining individual differences in the experience of the camps. This research examines differences in adjustment, perception, and change among African-American and Caucasian inmates. Utilizing secondary data from 27 juvenile boot camps across the nation, this study will address the intervention's impact on anti-social attitudes, and the disparity in this impact between African American and Caucasian males.

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