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NCJ Number: 155994 Find in a Library
Title: Submission to the M.L.A. Committee Reviewing the Young Offenders Act
Corporate Author: Edmonton Police Dept
Canada
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Edmonton Police Dept
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R9, Canada
Sale Source: Edmonton Police Dept
4 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R9,
Canada
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: Focusing on juvenile delinquency and youthful offenders, this report from the police of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada recommends several changes in Canada's Young Offenders Act to improve the effectiveness of efforts to address juvenile delinquency.
Abstract: Four fundamental issues must be considered when addressing the matter of youth crime: justice for victims, public safety, juvenile rehabilitation, and crime prevention. Each recommendation is based on one or more of these precepts. The first recommendation is that the Young Offenders Act be amended so that public safety and offender accountability are the overriding principle by which the legislation is interpreted. Additional recommendations are to make it easier to waive serious and serious repeat juvenile offenders ages 16-17 to criminal court, to strengthen sentencing guidelines for serious repeat offenders, to enhance the current system of community service opportunities for youthful offenders, and to increase the use of youth justice committees. Seven additional recommendations and table
Main Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems
Index Term(s): Canada; Foreign laws; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile justice reform
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