How are they treated compared to other juveniles? How are their needs met?
The question of how juvenile delinquents with learning disabilities are treated relative to other juveniles has several descriptive and legal-normative dimensions. To begin, the critical descriptive fact is that, in the United States, the proportion of youth in juvenile correctional facilities with “learning and behavioral disorders” (Quinn, Rutherford, Leone, Osher, & Poirier, 2005, p. 339) may be, in some states, greater than the proportion which would in other circumstances be considered the reference population. The extent of this...
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