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NCJ Number: 119884 Find in a Library
Title: Pre-court Decision-making in Juvenile Justice
Journal: British Journal of Criminology  Volume:29  Issue:3  Dated:(Summer 1989)  Pages:219-235
Author(s): G Davis; J Boucherat; D Watson
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London. SW1H 9AT, England
Nuffield Foundation
London, England
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The Northampton Juvenile Liaison Bureau's principal objective is the diversion of young offenders from criminal prosecution.
Abstract: The authors utilize their own direct observation to examine both the 'diversion' process and the underlying arguments. The report indicates that the boundaries of prosecution are indeed being pushed back, but concludes that the Bureau's stance is open to criticism. Little help is offered to the families of these young offenders, while prosecution decisions, taken in private, fail to reflect the wishes of either parents or victims. 11 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile court diversion
Index Term(s): Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile due process; Juvenile sentencing
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