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DeeDee

The policy issue of juvenile boot camps has been particularly controversial in the media recently. The controversy surrounding this issue stems from both the Labour party’s view and the Liberal party’s view as to whether the camps will be long term effective, cost effective and reduce recidivism rates. Unfortunately, there is insufficient data to actually prove whether these camps are effective. As a result, it is important that we take into consideration both political parties viewpoints as well as the economic costs for these programs, so that we can draw our own conclusions as to whether these camps will benefit young people, families and the community.