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NCJ Number: 156041 Find in a Library
Title: Yesterday's Answers: Development and Decline of Schools for Young Offenders
Author(s): J Hyland
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 214
Sponsoring Agency: Whiting & Birch Ltd
Forest Hill, London SE23 3HL, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-871177-69-3
Sale Source: Whiting & Birch Ltd
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P.O. Box 872
70 Dartmouth Road
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United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Using official records, earlier studies, publications by professional associations, interviews with public and private agencies and individuals, this report describes the British system of residential care for juvenile delinquents from its beginnings to the present, with emphasis on the impact of the recent closures of Community Homes with Education (CHE).
Abstract: The response to juvenile delinquency in the early 19th Century was to establish a system of residential schools, which operated until recently, with eformatories and industrial schools and, later, approved schools. In the last 10 years the use of CHE's, the successors to these establishments, has drastically declined, but has not been replaced by a modern well-planned alternative. The analysis concludes that although these developments have been beneficial to the majority of children, a significant minority continues to cause concern and distress to themselves and others. For these young offenders, residential care and education should remain an option so that they can be managed and contained in a setting other than penal and secure institutions. Figures, tables, appended list of institutions and tables, index, and 116 references
Main Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems
Index Term(s): Juvenile correctional reform; Juvenile Corrections/Detention trends; Juvenile group houses; Juvenile shelter care; United Kingdom (UK)
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