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NCJ Number: 149542 Find in a Library
Title: Report to the Governor and the 1993 General Assembly of North Carolina
Corporate Author: North Carolina Juvenile Law Study Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 45
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
North Carolina Juvenile Law Study Cmssn
Raleigh, NC 27602
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

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North Carolina Juvenile Law Study Cmssn
P.O. Box 925
Raleigh, NC 27602
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report proposes and drafts legislation concerning juvenile crime and juvenile services.
Abstract: Since research has established a significant link between sexual violence and aggression, the report proposes to prohibit the commercial distribution of sadistic videos to minors. To enhance school safety, parents and other adults should be prohibited from letting children possess firearms on school property. Another proposed bill would require witnesses who know of harm to children (e.g., child abuse) to notify law enforcement authorities. In addition, the role of the guardian ad litem should be strengthened. The report also suggests a pilot program to study an extension of juvenile court jurisdiction for juveniles between ages 16 and 18 years who cannot be controlled by their parents. Parents who want to restrain their juveniles' antisocial behavior should also be given pro se representation in court. For increased community protection, the report proposes strict liability for damage by minors up to $1,000, juvenile transfers to Superior Courts for Class B or C felonies, and making juvenile law enforcement records available to sentencing judges. Last, training schools should be added to the commitment options for short-term institutionalization.
Main Term(s): Juvenile codes
Index Term(s): Child abuse reporting; Crime specific law reform; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile gun ownership; North Carolina
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