Web Exercises

Click on the following links. Please note these will open in a new window.

Exercise 1

Watch an episode of Beyond Scared Straight at the following link:


            1. Document your reactions to the video.

            2. Explain why this program is not effective in reducing juvenile delinquency.

Exercise 2

Review the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s article Justice Department Discourages the Use of "Scared Straight" Programs at:


  1. Summarize the article.
  2. Explain why the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention discourages the use of Scared Straight programs.
  3. Evaluate the reasons this program is viewed as being ineffective.