Is it effective to take teenage lawbreakers through adult prisons and jails to " scare them straight"?
Not at all. I wonder what the statistics say about how effective this method is. Some kids I think it would scare. Some teenagers don't care and aren't scared of anything. Some think they're tough and look forward to it.
no. a one time scare tactic hardly ever creates lasting change in behavior.
have you ever seen scared straight ? That's exactly what they do and they show how the kids are doing a few months after and most of the kids are doing alot better
It can be, it depends on how the kid's behavior is... if he's like beyond terrible then probably not... but if he just made a few stupid mistakes that got him there then probably.