“Controlled studies show that boot camp and “Scared Straight” interventions are ineffective, and even potentially harmful, for delinquents.” — Lilienfeld et al, ‘Scared Straight’ is a program designed.
Beyond Scared Straight Scared Straight!' will once again show young offender intervention programs, only these have evolved since 'scaring teens is no longer as easy of a task.' Each of the four episodes .
'Scared straight' programs divide parents as kids see gruesome results of violence| “The eye part was really scary,” 13-year-old Brianna Browne says later. “It made me feel really weird,” like the feeling of “butterflies in my stomach before I perform in dance”. | US news | The Guardian
Arnold Shapiro directs this documentary where teen offenders hear horror stories from hardened criminals what jail is like. The narrator is Peter Falk ("The Princess Bride"). Most of the youths lived happily ever after.