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NCJ Number: 32974 Find in a Library
Title: HOW DID WE GET HERE AND WHERE ARE WE GOING - THE FUTURE OF THE JUVENILE COURT SYSTEM
Journal: CRIMINAL JUSTICE REVIEW  Volume:1  Issue:1  Dated:(SPRING 1976)  Pages:77-90
Author(s): M G RECTOR; D GILMAN
Corporate Author: Georgia State University
School of Urban Life
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TRACING THE HISTORY OF JUVENILE JUSTICE IN THE UNITED STATES, DISCUSSING THE CURRENT STATE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE, AND OFFERING SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING THE SYSTEM.
Abstract: THE AUTHORS CONCLUDE THAT INCARCERATION OF CHILDREN IN JAILS, DETENTION CENTERS, REFORMATORIES OR TRAINING SCHOOLS IS DESTRUCTIVE OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT, IS ANTITHETICAL TO REHABILITATIVE OR TREATMENT GOALS, AND SEVERELY RETARDS CHILDREN'S POTENTIAL FOR NORMAL GROWTH AND ADJUSTMENT. AN NARROWING OF THE AUTHORITY OF THE COURT, BY RESTRICTING DISCRETION THROUGH THE INTRODUCTION OF A COMPREHENSIVE SET OF STANDARDS AND CRITERIA, IS URGED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Judicial discretion; Juvenile courts; Juvenile justice system; Reform; Sentencing/Sanctions
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