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NCJ Number: 212011 
Title: Juvenile Offenders at the Turn of the Millennium 2003 (From Selected Results of Research Activities of ICSP in the Years 2002-2004, P 138-146, 2005, Zdenek Karabec and Miroslav Scheinost, eds., -- See NCJ-212001)
Author(s): Kazimir Vecerka PhDr.; Mgr. Jakub Holas; Marketa Stechova PhDr.; Simona Diblikova JUDr.; Jan Neumann PhDr.
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention
150 21 Prague 5, Czech Republic
Sale Source: Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention
Namesti 14, rijna 12
150 21 Prague 5,
Czech Republic
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Country: Czech Republic
Annotation: This article describes the characteristics of juvenile delinquency in the Czech Republic at the turn of the millennium.
Abstract: Data for the analysis of juvenile crime in the Czech Republic was obtained from criminal court files and other documentary files on 484 juveniles aged 15 to 17. Statistical data on juvenile crime in the Czech Republic over the past several years is offered, which indicates that young offenders typically engage in property offenses such as ordinary theft and burglary. The vast majority of juvenile offenders commit the crime of theft from communal housing areas, such as corridors, garages, and cellars. The development of juvenile crime in the Czech Republic has been exacerbated by the lack of legislation and investigation into the activities of pawn shops, scrap-yards, and bazaars. Violent crimes generally involve older juveniles with limited elementary education. Recent changes in juvenile law in the Czech Republic are expected to deliver more professional and appropriate treatment for juvenile offenders. The authors note that the assumed increase in juvenile delinquency in the Czech Republic is an unfounded myth. Footnotes
Main Term(s): Czech Republic; Juvenile delinquency research
Index Term(s): Juvenile statistics
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