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NCJ Number: 155413 Find in a Library
Title: Lay Panel Magazine 1995
Journal: Lay Panel Magazine  Volume:33  Dated:(April 1995)  Pages:complete issue
Editor(s): W G McCarney
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 28
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Considerable debate has prevailed in Northern Ireland between those advocating the welfare model of dealing with juvenile delinquents and those favoring the justice model.
Abstract: Advocates of the welfare model say any failure of the model is due to inadequate funding for teachers, psychologists, and welfare workers and too little emphasis on preventive work and long-term support for juvenile delinquents. On the other hand, advocates of the justice model claim it is time to insist that young people accept responsibility for their actions and receive their just deserts. The effectiveness of the welfare model versus the justice model is discussed in a series of articles that look at secure juvenile units, serious juvenile offenders, persistent juvenile offenders, boot camps, heredity criminal behavior, the juvenile court and the New Children Order in Northern Ireland, the link between drugs and crime, and the effect of unemployment on criminal activity. 1 figure
Main Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems
Index Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries; Criminal responsibility; Drug Related Crime; Foreign juvenile delinquency; Just deserts theory; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile courts; Juvenile delinquents; Juvenile detention; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile offenders; Northern Ireland; Shock incarceration programs
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