Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Scientific research into the experience of juveniles in detention has recently had an impact on court rulings. In the cases of Roper v Simmons (2005), Graham v Florida (2010) and Miller v. Alabama (2012) judges used research in juvenile cognitive development to inform their rulings. Though current research covers different aspects of juvenile experience in the criminal justice system, few studies approach the subject holistically or examine the inherent symbiotic relationship between juvenile detention policy and juvenile incarceration. This literature review seeks to present information on and encourage further examination of this relationship. For the purposes of the review, the terms “youth,” “juvenile,” “adolescent/s,” “young people,” and “under age” all refer to people between the ages of 13 and 18.
"Youth, Interrupted: Encouraging a Holistic Approach to Juvenile Incarceration Policy,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 25:
2, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol25/iss2/1