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NCJ Number: 167087 Find in a Library
Title: Law-Related Education and Juvenile Justice
Editor(s): D Williamson; K I Minor; J W Fox
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 283
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN 0-398-06763-5
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book contains papers that address the background for law-related education (LRE), the application of law-related education to specific contexts and populations, and innovations in law-related education.
Abstract: The five papers in Section I address historical, definitional, theoretical, and research matters that pertain to LRE. Collectively, the papers establish LRE's history of solid program development and its increasingly focused and refined conceptualization. LRE operates from an explicit and eclectic theoretical foundation and lends itself to the kind of evaluation research that can enhance its utility. The seven papers in Section II illustrate the versatility of LRE applications through programming in detention, diversion, and training school contexts. One chapter discusses how LRE programs can accommodate special education students, and another chapter provides guidelines for mobilizing community resources for LRE programs. The five papers in Section III focus on the initiatives to expand the basic LRE approach and merge LRE with other, compatible programs. These initiatives include the linking of LRE to national and community service; the use of theater drama to teach LRE to diverted youth; the Teen Court Program; and the Teens, Crime, and the Community Program. The concluding paper discusses the future of LRE and provides recommendations to sustain and enhance the momentum of LRE. For individual papers, see NCJ- 167088-167104. Chapter references and name and subject indexes
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Citizen legal knowledge; Educational courses; Law-related education
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