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NCJ Number: 32737 Find in a Library
Title: JUVENILE DELINQUENCY - A CONTEMPORARY VIEW
Author(s): T R PHELPS
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 351
Sponsoring Agency: Goodyear Publishing Co
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Sale Source: Goodyear Publishing Co
1640 5th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS TEXTBOOK PRESENTS AN OVERVIEW OF THE CAUSES, TREATMENT, PREVENTION, AND CONTROL OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, AND DISCUSSES CURRENT LEGAL ISSUES IN DELINQUENCY PREVENTION AND CONTROL.
Abstract: AMONG THE CURRENT ISSUES EXAMINED ARE THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN, YOUTH INVOLVEMENT, THE IMPACT OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT ON JUVENILE JUSTICE, AND FEDERAL AGENCIES AND LEGISLATION PROVIDING DIRECTION FOR INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS. LEGAL AND NONLEGAL DEFINITIONS OF DELINQUENCY ARE DISCUSSED, AND DELINQUENCY MEASURES ARE REVIEWED. ALSO EXAMINED ARE JUVENILE DELINQUENCY CAUSES, THE OPERATIONS OF YOUTH SERVICES BUREAUS, THE POLICE ROLE IN DELINQUENCY PREVENTION AND CONTROL, THE USE OF DETENTION, AND THE TENDENCY TO JAIL JUVENILES. JUVENILE CORRECTIONS, STATE PLANS FOR DELINQUENCY PREVENTION AND CONTROL, AND THE INFLUENCE OF YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND SCHOOLS ARE DISCUSSED AS WELL. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING JUVENILE JUSTICE ARE PROVIDED IN THE FINAL CHAPTER.
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (juvenile); Course materials; Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile courts; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile detention; Juvenile justice system; LEAA required state plans; Police juvenile relations; Rights of minors; Youth employment; Youth Services Bureau
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