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NCJ Number: 148266 Find in a Library
Title: YOUTH'S KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES ABOUT THE YOUNG OFFENDERS ACT: DOES ANYONE CARE WHAT THEY THINK? (FROM YOUTH INJUSTICE: CANADIAN PERSPECTIVES, P 75-83, 1993, THOMAS O'REILLY-FLEMING, BARRY CLARK, EDS. -- SEE NCJ-148261)
Author(s): P G Jaffe; A D W Leschied; J L Farthing
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Scholars Press
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Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This study examines the knowledge and attitudes regarding the Young Offenders Act (YOA) among a group of young persons who, by virtue of their age (12-18), are affected by the legislation.
Abstract: A 12-item questionnaire was given to 351 students drawn from one elementary and one secondary school in London, Ontario. The questions were designed to elicit knowledge and attitudes regarding the philosophy of the YOA and where this information was obtained. Based on the results of this study, the authors believe that legislators may need to find a consultative process for adolescents to provide a perspective on laws that have a direct impact on their lives. Although laws may not be tailored to please young persons. their voices should be heard and consideration given to their ideas. Tables, endnotes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems; Statistics
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