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The use of boot camps (shock incarceration) is more frequently administered as a court sanction for adults. However, a few states allow 15 and 16 year olds to be sentenced to a juvenile boot camp.

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Special Projects Miami. (2015, January 9). CBS 4 boot camp Miami. [Video]. YouTube.

Parenthetical citation: (Special Projects Miami, 2015)

GPB Education. (2020, January 1). Boot camp for juvenile offenders | Georgia stories. [Video]. YouTube.

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  1. What does the research say about the effectiveness of such programs? (Cite your source[s].)
  2. Describe the pros and cons of shock incarceration.
  3. How do you feel about this sanction?
  4. Are 15-16 year old juveniles too young for such a punishment? Why or Why not?

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