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NCJ Number: 135877 Find in a Library
Title: Preventing Juvenile Crime Conference Proceedings No. 9
Editor(s): J Vernon; S McKillop
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 199
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 0 642 16637 4
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: The proceedings of the Australian Institute of Criminology conference on the prevention of juvenile crime held in July 1989 are presented.
Abstract: The main contention of the conference was that the prevention of juvenile crime will occur when the young offenders are shown that society cares and when they are presented with responsibility and challenges. The socially disadvantaged in particular need special care and attention. Several innovative programs which have proven efficient in different parts of Australia are described, especially employment programs, leisure activities, and community based programs. The criminal justice system is examined and alternative approaches to institutionalization and rehabilitation of young offenders are considered. Other topics addressed are police and social workers cooperation, juvenile justice reform, outdoor adventure programs, graffiti projects, the special needs of aboriginal youth, and youth advocacy.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Australia; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Juvenile program needs assessment; Youth community involvement
Note: Australian Institute of Criminology conference proceedings series. Proceedings of a Conference held 17-19 July 89
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