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'Scared Straight' and other juvenile awareness programs for preventing juvenile delinquency

  1. Anthony Petrosino1,*,
  2. Carolyn Turpin-Petrosino2,
  3. Meghan E Hollis-Peel3,
  4. Julia G Lavenberg4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group

Published Online: 30 APR 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 30 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002796.pub2


How to Cite

Petrosino A, Turpin-Petrosino C, Hollis-Peel ME, Lavenberg JG. 'Scared Straight' and other juvenile awareness programs for preventing juvenile delinquency. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD002796. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002796.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    WestEd, Learning Innovations, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA

  2. 2

    Bridgewater State College, Criminal Justice, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA

  3. 3

    Northeastern University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 4

    University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine Center for Evidence-based Practice, Philadelphia, USA

*Anthony Petrosino, Learning Innovations, WestEd, 300 Unicorn Drive, 5th Floor, Woburn, Massachusetts, 01801- 3324, USA. anthony_petrosino@hotmail.com. apetros@wested.org.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 30 APR 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgments about each risk of bias item for each included study

Green circle: low risk of bias Question mark: unclear risk of bias Red circle: high risk of bias
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Intervention versus control, crime outcome, Outcome 1 Postintervention - group recidivism rates - official measures only (fixed-effect).
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Intervention versus control, crime outcome, Outcome 2 Postintervention - group recidivism rates - official measures only (random-effects).
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Intervention versus control, crime outcome, Outcome 3 Sensitivity analysis - excluding Finckenauer study.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Intervention versus control, crime outcome, Outcome 4 Sensitivity analysis - excluding Yarborough study.
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Intervention versus control, crime outcome, Outcome 5 Sensitivity analysis - excluding both Finckenauer and Yarborough studies.