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NCJ Number: 212104 Find in a Library
Title: National Survey of Juvenile Correctional Institutions in Taiwan
Journal: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice  Volume:21  Issue:4  Dated:November 2005  Pages:386-405
Author(s): Chen-Nan Huang; Shr-Chi Jou; Yuan-Lien Lai
Date Published: November 2005
Page Count: 20
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study compared Taiwan’s two juvenile correctional schools with its two juvenile reformatory institutions.
Abstract: In July 1999, two of Taiwan’s four juvenile detention institutions were converted from reformatory institutions to correctional schools in an effort to enhance the efficiency of juvenile detention. This study relied on a self-report survey administered at two time periods between April and August 2003 to juvenile offenders entering detention in the four detention facilities in Taiwan. The survey focused on demographics, criminal history, interactions with friends and family, perceptions of the underlying correctional model for his or her institution, feelings about the institution, and adjustment to detention. Results of multiple regression analyses indicated that the administrative style of the detention institution juvenile’s attend has no impact on their perceptions of either the institution of the effectiveness of correctional treatment. Moreover, official data revealed no differences in recidivism rates between juveniles housed in the two styles of detention. Future directions for policy are discussed and include the need to reduce the degree to which physical discipline is negatively perceived by juvenile inmates. Tables, appendix, notes, references
Main Term(s): Juvenile detention reform; Taiwan
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Correctional facility surveys; Foreign correctional facilities; Foreign juvenile justice systems
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