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NCJ Number: 170113 Find in a Library
Title: Future of Corrections in Juvenile Justice (From Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs, and Services, Second Edition, P 434-447, 1998, Albert R. Roberts, ed. - See NCJ 170093)
Author(s): R B Coates
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Nelson-Hall Publishers
Chicago, IL 60606
Sale Source: Nelson-Hall Publishers
111 North Canal Street
Chicago, IL 60606
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter sets forth six issue areas that will continue to shape the future of juvenile corrections.
Abstract: The issues that will influence juvenile corrections are presented in terms of polarities that often characterize related policy debates. They are: (1) institutions versus community-based programs; (2) rehabilitation versus punishment; (3) rehabilitation: a meaningful goal or an albatross; (4) determinate versus indeterminate release; (5) victim versus offender; and (6) private versus public sector administration of programs. The chapter contends that there is more compatibility among these polarities than is usually recognized and that the future of juvenile corrections will depend in large part on how professionals and citizens are able to build off the strengths of the polarities toward a stronger integration, one free of unrealistic expectations that can undermine the most laudable and desirable policy. The chapter includes discussion questions based on the information presented. References
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Community action programs; Community involvement; Corrections; Future trends; Juvenile correctional planning; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile rehabilitation; Private sector civic involvement
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