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NCJ Number: 119893 Find in a Library
Title: New Ideas for Disturbed Youngsters
Journal: Update on Law-Related Education  Volume:7  Issue:2  Dated:(Fall 1983)  Pages:22-25,46-47
Author(s): D Marek; D Strigenz
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 6
Grant Number: 79-JN-AX-0006
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In Russia, India, and Cuba, juvenile justice practices are influenced by cultural, economic, legal, and historical factors, resulting in systems that are peculiar to each cultural setting.
Abstract: Measures aimed at the prevention of juvenile delinquency vary to a great extent, depending on the society's perception of the causes of rebelliousness among its youth. Other cultures acknowledge that parental and family responsibility are the key to prevention. Public awareness of and involvement in diversion and prevention receive a great deal of attention in these countries. Preventing juvenile delinquency through the educational system is being tried in Russia, India, and Cuba, and may already be starting to take place in the US. Through law-related education and the involvement of a new cadre of professionals, agencies other than the courts are concerning themselves with the problems of rebellious youth. Due process can be provided for adolescents at the same time that the family, the public, and the adolescents' educational and social institutions are involved.
Main Term(s): Family counseling
Index Term(s): Cuba; Foreign juvenile justice systems; India; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
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