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NCJ Number: 158344 Find in a Library
Title: Symposium: Juvenile Justice in Massachusetts
Journal: New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement  Volume:21  Issue:2  Dated:(Summer 1995)  Pages:complete issue
Editor(s): C Novello
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 282
Type: Conference Material
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Articles included in this journal issue were part of a 1994 symposium on juvenile justice in Massachusetts at which participants examined the proliferation of youth violence in cities and suburban areas and possible solutions to the problem.
Abstract: Topics of discussion at the symposium concerned procedural aspects of juvenile justice, rehabilitative efforts of courts and social service agencies, and measures to improve the juvenile justice system. Journal articles deal with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services and the juvenile justice system, juvenile violence and the Massachusetts transfer statute, the issue of confidentiality in juvenile delinquency proceedings, and juvenile rehabilitation. Commentaries assess the court's role in juvenile justice, the need for a community response to youth violence prevention, equal protection for the mentally retarded, and alien juveniles. Finally, legal notes consider parental custody of juveniles as an alternative to pretrial juvenile detention, the civil commitment of minors to mental institutions in Massachusetts, and Department of Youth Services control over juvenile delinquent sentencing and monitoring. Footnotes
Main Term(s): State juvenile justice systems
Index Term(s): Criminology; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile Delinquents with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities; Juvenile justice reform; Juvenile records confidentiality; Juvenile rehabilitation; Massachusetts; Parens patriae; State juvenile laws; Violence prevention; Violent juvenile offenders
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