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NCJ Number: 30665 Find in a Library
Title: YOUNG OFFENDERS AND THEIR PROCESSING - STUDY FOR THE BENEFIT OF GENERAL PRACTICE IN IMPOSING PUNISHMENT ON JUVENILES - WEST GERMANY
Author(s): H KAUFMANN; C HARTMANN; K HOEFER; H MARQUARDT; H RAUSCH
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 328
Sale Source: Postfach 800709
Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag Gmbh
Neumarkter Str 22
Munich,
West Germany (Former)
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: German
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: CRITICAL STUDY OF THE JUVENILE COURT ADJUDICATIONS MADE REGARDING 134 JUVENILES AND THEIR APPROPRIATENESS WITH RESPECT TO THE LIKELIHOOD THAT THE INDIVIDUAL WOULD BECOME A DANGER TO SOCIETY, WITH 14 CASE STUDIES.
Abstract: THE STUDY SHOWS, THE AUTHORS SAY, THAT JUVENILE COURT JUDGES TEND TO EMPLOY THE MILDEST CORRECTIVE MEASURE IN THEIR POWER THE FIRST TIME A JUVENILE APPEARS IN COURT, USUALLY AT THE AGE OF 14 OR 15. SUBSEQUENT OFFENSES ARE MET WITH STIFFER AND STIFFER MEASURES SHORT OF INCARCERATION. FINALLY, THE INDIVIDUAL IS SENT TO A CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, USUALLY AT 18 OR OVER, IF IT APPEARS THAT HE HAS BECOME A HABITUAL OFFENDER. INSTEAD OF FOLLOWING THIS PROCESS, THE POTENTIAL THREATS TO SOCIETY SHOULD BE DISCOVERED EARLY AND THE PROPER THERAPY SHOULD BE APPLIED WHILE THEY ARE STILL YOUNG ENOUGH FOR IT TO HAVE A CHNACE OF BENEFITTING THEM. THE AUTHORS CONTEND THAT IT IS NOT THE JUVENILE COURTS' FAULT THAT THIS IS NOT DONE SINCE IN MOST CASES THEY DO NOT HAVE THE FACILITIES FOR MAKING SUCH A DIAGNOSIS. THE 14 JUVENILES WHOSE CASES ARE STUDIED WERE SUBJECTED TO ROHRSCHACH, HAMBURG-WECHSLER, PAULI AND BENTON TESTING. --IN GERMAN
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Case studies; Correctional institutions (juvenile); First time offenders; Foreign courts; Germany; Intelligence Quotient (IQ); Juvenile adjudication; Juvenile detention; Personality assessment
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