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NCJ Number: 156395 Find in a Library
Title: Institutionalisation of Young Offenders
Journal: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health  Volume:3  Issue:4  Dated:(1993)  Pages:336-348
Author(s): V Garrido; S Redondo
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 13
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Of all age groups, older children and adolescents are perhaps the least tolerant of highly structured environments and constraints, and this observation raises special concerns about institutions for young residents in Spain.
Abstract: Models for understanding young people and their development are fundamental prerequisites in planning programs to help and control young delinquents. Evidence indicates that community alternatives to custody do not in themselves offer better results for young people or for society. Equally, it can be shown that by building on defensible and testable developmental and environmental models, programs can be created both within and outside physical institutions to protect young people from further harm and allow many to mature and even avoid reoffending. A decline in the extent of juvenile imprisonment in Spain is reported. 32 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Corrections in foreign countries; Crime in foreign countries; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign juvenile delinquency; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile delinquents; Juvenile inmates; Juvenile offenders; Spain
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