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NCJ Number: 158733 Find in a Library
Title: One Hundred Twenty Four Days: A Review of the Use of Custody at Juvenile Courts in Greater Manchester in 1991
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Publication Number: ISBN 0-85069-129-X
Sale Source: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
169 Clapham Road
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report documents the use of custody for juveniles between the ages of 14 and 16 appearing in juvenile courts in Greater Manchester (England) in 1991.
Abstract: The report examines findings from an analysis of custodial juvenile sentences, focusing on age, race, and gender of defendants; daytime occupation at time offense; place of residence; remand or bail decisions; offending trends; pleas; involvement with other delinquents; sentence length; Social Inquiry Report recommendations; criteria used for custody decisions; and appeals against sentence. The report considers some of the implications for juvenile custody arising from implementation of the Criminal Justice Act 1991, and explores in more detail some concerns remaining about the use of custodial sentences for juveniles. 3 appendixes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Corrections; Courts; Effects of juvenile imprisonment; England; Foreign juvenile delinquency; Foreign juvenile justice systems
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