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NCJ Number: 180167 Find in a Library
Title: Children Beyond Bars: Youth Who Are Detained, Incarcerated and Executed
Author(s): Susan Kilbourne; Carrie McVicker
Editor(s): Laura Barnitz
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: Youth Advocate Program International
Washington, DC, 20016
Publication Number: ISBN 0-9663709-5-3
Sale Source: Youth Advocate Program International
Program Director
4545 42nd Avenue, NW
Suite 209
Washington, DC, 20016
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet is intended to refocus attention on the plight of children behind bars by examining the treatment of children held in detention centers, jails, and prisons and government and private programs that attempt to improve the treatment of incarcerated youth.
Abstract: Although international standards exist to ensure children are treated in a manner proportionate to their circumstances and offenses, governments routinely fail to apply these standards. Leadership, wisdom, and compassion must be practiced locally and nationally by advocates for children. It is important to invest in prevention programs and to give priority to the treatment of children whose physical or psychological problems have probably contributed to their delinquent or criminal behavior. In addition, social institutions must be created to care for children who are incarcerated and governments must recognize executing children eliminates any chance of rehabilitation. The booklet covers why children are incarcerated, what happens to children when they are incarcerated, which children are incarcerated and which children are executed, effects of incarceration on children, and strategies for improvement. Resource organizations pertinent to incarcerated youth are listed. 100 endnotes and 1 table
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention
Index Term(s): Effects of imprisonment; Juvenile capital punishment; Juvenile delinquents; Juvenile detention standards; Juvenile inmates; Juvenile justice standards; Juvenile offenders; Juvenile rehabilitation; Juveniles right to treatment
Note: International Youth Issues Series
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