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NCJ Number: 148270 Find in a Library
Title: TRENDS IN THE USE OF CUSTODIAL DISPOSITIONS FOR YOUNG OFFENDERS (FROM YOUTH INJUSTICE: CANADIAN PERSPECTIVES, P 133-144, 1993, THOMAS O'REILLY-FLEMING, BARRY CLARK, EDS. -- SEE NCJ-148261)
Author(s): A N Doob
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Scholars Press
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Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This paper examines dispositions for young offenders based on data from an arbitrary subset of provinces and focuses on those ages that were within the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Delinquents Act for each province.
Abstract: This paper does not assess the appropriateness or the increased use of short sentences for young offenders, which would require much more data than what is available from the Youth Court Statistics series. Critical issues, such as the primary purpose of dispositions, must be settled before dispositions could be evaluated against some abstract standard. During the first few years of the Youth Offenders Act, judges appear to have changed their pattern of use of custodial sanctions. However, more detailed analysis and a clearer statement of purpose of dispositions under the present legislation are necessary in order to evaluate these trends. Endnotes, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Corrections; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Statistics
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