"Let's Change the Law": Arkansas and the Puzzle of Juvenile Justice Reform in the 1990s

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[Governor Tucker] should also propose that juveniles be charged as adults more often. Such laws sound harsh. They are. Right now, they need to be. This is known as protecting the public safety. As deterrence. Until that improbable day when social scientists pinpoint the cause of crime, punishment is the best answer. Sure, swift punishment. Word will get around. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, August 10, 1994. © 2016 the American Society for Legal History, Inc.

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