Butts, Jeffrey A. and Howard N. Snyder (1992). Restitution and Juvenile Recidivism [OJJDP Bulletin). Washington, DC: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice.
This OJJDP Update on Research examines the effects of restitution on the recidivism rates of juvenile offenders. Data were obtained from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive. The results suggest that the use of restitution is associated with significant reductions in recidivism among certain juvenile offenders.