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NCJ Number: 31781 Find in a Library
Title: BACK ON THE STREET - THE DIVERSION OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS
Author(s): R M CARTER; M W KLEIN
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 383
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Sale Source: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A COLLECTION OF 26 ARTICLES DEALING WITH SUCH ISSUES AS DIVERSION DEFINITIONS AND METHODS, LABELING OF JUVENILES, POLICE DISCRETION, DIVERSIONARY PROGRAMS, AND EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF DIVERSION.
Abstract: THE SELECTIONS PRESENTED IN THIS TEXT RANGE FROM GOVERNMENT REPORTS TO SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES. A BACKGROUND ON JUVENILE DIVERSION IS PROVIDED IN THE FIRST SECTION, WHICH INCLUDES SELECTIONS FROM THE REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE AND THE TASK FORCE REPORT ON JUVENILE DELINQUENCY. AMONG THE ISSUES CONSIDERED IN THE SECOND SECTION ARE THE ORGANIZATIONAL BUILDING-UP OF STIGMATIZING LABELS AND PERCEPTIONS OF STIGMA FOLLOWING PUBLIC INTERVENTION FOR DELINQUENT BEHAVIOR. THE NEED FOR GUIDELINES IN POLICE DISCRETION AND THE EFFECT OF JUVENILE DETENTION ARE ALSO CONSIDERED. SUCH DIVERSIONARY PROGRAMS AS TRADITIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVERSION, A POLICE-OPERATED DIVERSION PROGRAM, AND THE YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU ARE DESCRIBED. RESEARCH AND EVAULATION OF JUVENILE DIVERSION ARE DISCUSSED IN THE FINAL FIVE SELECTIONS.
Index Term(s): Deviance; Diversion programs; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile detention; Police discretion; Police diversion; Youth Services Bureau
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