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NCJ Number: NCJ 241496    
Title: Public Opinion and Youth Justice (From Youth Crime and Youth Justice: Comparative and Cross-National Perspectives, P 495-542, 2004, Michael Tonry and Anthony N. Doob, eds. - See NCJ-241487)
Author(s): Julian V. Roberts
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 48
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
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Publisher: http://www.press.uchicago.edu 
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Surveys conducted over the past 20 years in several English-speaking countries reveal that most members of the public subscribe to a number of misperceptions about juvenile crime and justice.
Abstract: Surveys conducted over the past 20 years in several English-speaking countries reveal that most members of the public subscribe to a number of misperceptions about juvenile crime and justice. Regardless of actual trends, significant majorities believe youth crime to be increasing, and most people have quite negative views of youth courts. The public display considerable ambivalence with respect to juvenile justice. While strong majorities favor punishing violent juveniles with the same severity as adults, there has always been considerable support for rehabilitation. There is a clear consensus among scholars that public concern about youth crime, particularly violent crime, has been a driving force behind reforms that facilitated the transfer of accused juveniles to adult criminal court and made penalties harsher for offenders sentenced in youth court. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Public Opinion of Juveniles
Index Term(s): Juvenile processing ; Juvenile court waiver ; Violent juvenile offenders ; Juvenile sentencing ; Juvenile crime patterns ; Juvenile Offenses
   
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