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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:40 pm | Updated: 9:43 pm, Tue Nov 20, 2012.

The juvenile justice system is putting too many minors behind bars, according to a new federally commissioned report led by a University of Virginia law professor.

Research on adolescent development indicates that juvenile offenders are less likely to commit new crimes if sentenced to restitution or community service instead of jail time, professor Richard J. Bonnie said.

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