"Let's Change the Law": Arkansas and the Puzzle of Juvenile Justice Reform in the 1990s

David S. Tanenhaus, Eric Nystrom

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Abstract

[Governor Tucker] should also propose that juveniles be charged as adults more often. Such laws sound harsh. They are. Right now, they need to be. This is known as protecting the public safety. As deterrence. Until that improbable day when social scientists pinpoint the cause of crime, punishment is the best answer. Sure, swift punishment. Word will get around. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, August 10, 1994.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)957-997
Number of pages41
JournalLaw and History Review
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Law

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