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NCJ Number: 34139 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: BENIGN NEGLECT OF JUVENILE STATUS CRIMES
Journal: JOURNAL OF VOLUNTEERS WITH DELINQUENTS  Volume:1  Issue:2  Dated:(SPRING 1972)  Pages:67-80
Author(s): A STRACHAN
Corporate Author: Journal of Volunteers With Delinquents
Ohio University
Dept of Communication
United States of America
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Journal of Volunteers With Delinquents
Lancaster, OH 43130
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR PROPOSES THAT AN OFFICIAL PROGRAM OF BENIGN STATE, AND ARUGES THAT ALTERNATIVE SOCIAL SERVICES BE UTILIZED IN DEALING WITH STATUS OFFENSE PROBLEMS.
Abstract: THE BASIC THESIS OF THIS ARTICLE IS THAT OFFICIAL LEGAL ACTION TAKEN BY THE STATE IN STATUS OFFENSE SITUATIONS TENDS TO FURTHER JUVENILE CRIME RATHER THAN DIMINISH IT. IT IS ALSO ARGUED THAT SERIOUS INFRINGEMENT OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF JUVENILES RESULTS FROM SUCH STATE INTERVENTION. SINCE MANY STATUS OFFENSES ARE THE RESULT OF DYSFUNCTIONAL SOCIAL SITUATIONS, THE AUTHOR MAINTAINS THAT SOCIAL SOLUTIONS SHOULD BE FOUND. THE SANCTIONS OF THE LAW SHOULD BE INVOKED ONLY IN SERIOUS CRIMINAL MATTERS, HE CONTENDS.
Index Term(s): Juvenile justice system; Juvenile status offenders; Juvenile status offenses; Law reform
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