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NCJ Number: 166255 Find in a Library
Title: Children Who Kill
Editor(s): P Cavadino
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 224
Sponsoring Agency: British Juvenile and Family Courts Soc
Kibdib, W1M 9LA, England
Waterside Press
Winchester, SO23 9NN, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-872-870-29-5
Sale Source: Waterside Press
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Domum Road
Winchester, SO23 9NN,
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Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This book examines the phenomenon of children who commit homicide and the treatment in different European countries of juveniles who kill.
Abstract: The book is based on papers delivered at a major international conference, organized by the British Juvenile and Family Courts Society, in London in 1995. It contains 23 articles by experts from a wide range of disciplines (including law, medicine and psychiatry), from the United Kingdom, 17 European countries, Canada, and the United States. Among the topics discussed are: sadistic and violent acts by children and young people, issues for the statutory agencies, long-term statistical outcomes, legislative response to adolescents who kill, alternatives to institutionalization for youthful offenders, and proposals for change. The book also contains some international statistical comparisons. Endnotes, appendixes, references, tables
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Canada; Europe; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Homicide; Juvenile codes; Juvenile crime statistical analysis; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile murderers; Juvenile processing; Juvenile rehabilitation; Juveniles in adult facilities; Manslaughter; Media coverage; Murder; United Kingdom (UK); United States of America
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