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NCJ Number: 155538 Find in a Library
Title: Strategic Goal: Development of Cohesive Policy to Slow Down Crime Factory
Author(s): T Fabelo
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council
Austin, TX 78711
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Austin, TX 78711
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council believes that the development of a cohesive juvenile crime prevention strategy should be guided by three concepts: incentives, diversion, and punishment.
Abstract: The incarceration capacity in Texas is expected to double in 1996, but crime prevention involves more than imprisonment. Crime is viewed as a moral and ethical issue that has resulted from a cultural crisis involving families, schools, communities, and churches. Therefore, incentives should be provided to encourage youth to follow society's rules, alternative schools and juvenile probation should be available to influence those who break the rules to act responsibly again, and punishment should be imposed fairly and effectively to punish youths who commit violent acts. Juvenile justice policy goals should be to establish a continuum of incentives and disincentives, to make service delivery more rational and accountable, and to make incentive funds available for community empowerment. Issues of significance in the juvenile justice system that concern incentives, diversion, and punishment are outlined. 8 figures
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Corrections statistics; Courts; Crime prevention measures; Juvenile crime control; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile diversion programs; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile justice reform; Juvenile offenders; Juvenile probation; Police; Punishment; State juvenile justice systems; Texas
Note: Briefing to Joint Interim Committee on the Family Code
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