Scared Straight

Doing What Doesn’t Work Why Scared Straight Programs Are a Waste of Taxpayer Dollars Research shows that Scared Straight programs, which bring at-risk teens to prisons in an effort to deter them from potential criminal behavior, have no positive effect … Continue reading

Doing What Doesn’t Work

Why Scared Straight Programs Are a Waste of Taxpayer Dollars

Research shows that Scared Straight programs, which bring at-risk teens to prisons in an effort to deter them from potential criminal behavior, have no positive effect and can actually lead to a greater likelihood of offending actions.