Date of Defense

Spring 2-22-2006



First Advisor

Angela Moe, Sociology

Second Advisor

Rachel Whaley, Sociology

Third Advisor

Tamica Frison, Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home


This research documents the present status of all juvenile bot camps throughout the United States, through the process of interviewing. This thesis begins with a brief background of juvenile boot camps to orient the reader with the subject of the research. Following the background, the author will discuss the structure and goals of juvenile boot campus, offer a literature review on them, describe the methods and findings, and share some concluding remarks.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only