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Title: Combatting Juvenile Crime: What the Public Really Wants
Author(s): I M Schwartz; J J Kerbs; D M Hogston; C L Guillean
Corporate Author: University of Utah
United States of America

University of Michigan
School of Social Work
United States of America

Boston Mills Press
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Boston Mills Press
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Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A national survey conducted by telephone in August and September 1991 gathered information regarding public attitudes toward juvenile crime and juvenile justice.
Abstract: Findings revealed that citizens believe that serious juvenile crime has increased in their states. However, the public does not feel that serious juvenile crime has increased in their neighborhoods, and they are not afraid to walk alone within 1 mile of their homes at night. The public believes that the main purpose of the juvenile court should be to rehabilitate youthful offenders. Citizens also believe that juveniles should receive the same due process protections as adults. They also prefer spending State funds on community-based programs rather than residential programs, trying juveniles who commit felonies in adult courts, giving juveniles different sentences than adults, and imposing harsher sentences on juvenile recidivists than on repeat offenders. Figures, glossary, 1 reference, and methodological appendix
Main Term(s): Public Opinion of Juveniles
Index Term(s): Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile justice reform; Juvenile rehabilitation
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