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NCJ Number: 148987 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice History: An International Annual, Volume 14, 1993
Editor(s): L A Knafla
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 243
Sponsoring Agency: Greenwood Publishing Group
Westport, CT 06881-5007
Publication Number: ISBN 0-313-28736-8
Sale Source: Greenwood Publishing Group
88 Post Road West
P.O. Box 5007
Westport, CT 06881-5007
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume consists of papers which examine, from a historical perspective, problems related to the prosecution of youthful offenders.
Abstract: The origins of the problem of prosecuting youthful offenders in England is the subject of one article, which begins with the premise that juvenile delinquency was not seen as a threat to society until the late 18th and early 19th Centuries, when there was an increase in reported delinquency attributable to the creation of new offenses that targeted juveniles, increased vigilance in local communities, the curtailment of serious punishments, and a moral panic following the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Another article examines how juveniles became an important element in the reform movement of the urban middle class in the late 19th Century, and specifically how the rise of youth street traders was seen as the movement of a budding criminal generation that had to be stopped. Two articles explore facets of policing, one in a Canadian frontier settlement, the other in the British Empire. A separate article presents a study of penal reform in Hong Kong in the late 19th Century, initiated by the governor's attempt to instill racial equality in the criminal justice system. Several articles offer suggestions for the study of comparative, local criminal justice history. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Criminology; Foreign juvenile justice systems; History of juvenile justice
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