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NCJ Number: 32978 Find in a Library
Title: CHILD AND THE LAW - HELPING THE STATUS OFFENDER
Author(s): K W BURKHART
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 28
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS INFORMATIVE BOOKLET EXAMINES THE CAUSES, EXTENT, AND TREATMENT OF THE PROBLEM OF JUVENILE STATUS OFFENDERS AND REVIEWS ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST LEGAL REFORMS TO REMOVE STATUS OFFENSES FROM JUVENILE COURT JURISDICTION.
Abstract: THE ROLES OF THE JUVENILE, THE PARENT AND THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM ITSELF IN CREATING AND CONTINUING THE PROBLEM OF STATUS DELINQUENCY ARE EXAMINED IN SOME DETAIL. THE AUTHOR PROVIDES A MOVING ACCOUNT OF THE PARTICULAR PROBLEMS OF THE STATUS OFFENDER, WHO MAY BE INSTITUTIONALIZED FOR YEARS FOR SUCH MINOR OFFENSES AS TRUANCY, INCORRIGIBILITY, OR RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME. IT IS STRESSED THAT MANY TIMES THE FAMILY ENVIRONMENT, NOT JUST THE JUVENILE, IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EMERGENCE OF THESE DELINQUENT ACTIVITIES. AFTER REVIEWING ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST RETENTION OF JUVENILE COURT JURISDICTION OVER STATUS OFFENDER CASES, THE TEXT DISCUSSES SEVERAL ALTERNATIVE, NONLEGAL MEANS OF DEALING WITH THESE TYPES OF JUVENILES.
Index Term(s): Home environment; Jurisdiction; Juvenile adjudication; Juvenile courts; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile status offenders; Juvenile status offenses; Juveniles; Law reform
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