Mortality of Youth Offenders Along a Continuum of Justice System Involvement
Early Death Proves More Likely for Youth Involved with Justice System
Youth who are involved with the criminal justice system are at greater risk for early death than their peers. There is a large body of research behind this knowledge. However, less research has been done about the extent to which youth are involved with the criminal justice system, and if there are differences between mortality rates for youth who are arrested versus those who are sentenced into the adult justice system, and those who hit different stops on the spectrum in between.