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NCJ Number: 32972 Find in a Library
Title: STATUS OFFENDERS - WHICH SIDE OF THE ROAD
Journal: CRIMINAL JUSTICE REVIEW  Volume:1  Issue:1  Dated:(SPRING 1976)  Pages:23-43
Author(s): J WHITE
Corporate Author: Georgia State University
School of Urban Life
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR SUGGESTS A NEW DEFINITION OF STATUS OFFENDER WHICH CONCENTRATES ON HOW THE CHILD CAME TO BE CONFINED AND DISCUSSES THE USEFULNESS OF THIS NEW DEFINITION.
Abstract: THE JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION ACT CALLS FOR THE DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION OF JUVENILE STATUS OFFENDERS, BUT NO CLEAR DEFINITION OF STATUS OFFENDER IS OFFERED. THE AUTHOR REPORTS ON A CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM, AND SEVERAL VARIATIONS THEREOF, WHICH INCORPORATES AN OPERATIONAL DEFINITION OF STATUS OFFENDER WHICH STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS COULD USE TO DETERMINE WHETHER CONFINEMENT IN A DETENTION OR CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WOULD BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE ACT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Definitions; Incarceration; Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; Juvenile status offenders
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