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NCJ Number: 185169 Find in a Library
Title: Lay Panel Magazine, Vol. 43, April 2000
Journal: Lay Panel Magazine  Volume:43  Dated:April 2000  Pages:1-32
Author(s): David Carruthers; Eleanor O'Neill; Clare Dyer; Alan Travis; David Smyth
Editor(s): W. G. McCarney Dr.
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 33
Type: Collected Work
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This journal includes a variety of articles that address human rights and the legal system in Great Britain, the New Zealand youth court system, child protection and child abuse, the right to a fair trial, and drug courts.
Abstract: The editorial article in the journal looks at the Human Rights Act, part of the European Convention, that was to become effective in October 2000. This act contains articles and provisions on the role of parents in decision-making about their children, child protection, the role of children in court proceedings, and juvenile detention. The next article covers the New Zealand youth court system, with specific emphasis on the work of youth court judges, drug and alcohol problems of young people who appear in court, the treatment of Maori and Pacific Island families, actual youth court cases, reparation, crime victims, and family conferences. Another article considers child protection, child development, the harm caused by abusive or neglectful acts of parents, parental responsibility, and children at risk. Subsequent articles focus on the importance of protecting vulnerable children, human rights considerations in the trial of juvenile murderers, and drug courts as an exercise in cooperation between criminal courts and health services. 1 figure
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Abused children; Abusing parents; Child abuse; Child protection services; Child victims; Children at risk; Crime in foreign countries; Drug Courts; Foreign courts; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Human rights; Juvenile courts; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile murderers; Juvenile victims; New Zealand; Right to fair trial; Rights of minors; Victims in foreign countries; Violent juvenile offenders
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