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NCJ Number: 171500 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Corrections in the Philippines: The Barangay System
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:24  Issue:1/2  Dated:(1996)  Pages:39-52
Author(s): D J Shoemaker
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Fulbright Commission
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the formal system of juvenile corrections in the Philippines.
Abstract: In addition to discussing the formal system of juvenile corrections in the Philippines, the article examines laws and official procedures outlined in the juvenile code and briefly describes several correctional facilities located in the metropolitan area of Cagayan de Oro City. It also discusses another system of justice that has been formalized by law but reflects traditional customs and values. This system, which occurs within a setting known as the barangay, formally recognizes historical dispute resolution and socialization processes in the Philippines by requiring that minor disputes and criminal offenses be amicably settled by the barangay leader without the presence of lawyers. Because of a lack of resources, the use of traditional socialization processes, and the importance of the barangay system of justice, juvenile courts and correctional institutions are used less often than would be indicated by the juvenile code; this situation is likely to continue. References, notes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Conflict resolution; Cultural influences; Dispute resolution; Foreign correctional facilities; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Juvenile codes; Juvenile courts; Philippines
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