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NCJ Number: 34311 Find in a Library
Title: DIVERSION - THE IMPACT ON JUVENILE JUSTICE
Journal: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY AND CORRECTIONS  Volume:18  Issue:2  Dated:(APRIL 1976)  Pages:161-167
Author(s): L C WILSON
Corporate Author: Canadian Criminal Justice Assoc
Canada
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Criminal Justice Assoc
Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4X9
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: IT IS ARGUED THAT DIVERSION PROGRAMS FOR JUVENILES PRESENT A POTENTIAL FOR COERCION AND DENIAL OF BASIC RIGHTS, SINCE THE JUVENILE MAY SUBMIT TO PROGRAMS WITHOUT A DETERMINATION OF GUILT TO AVOID ADJUDICATION.
Abstract: THE POTENTIALS FOR DISCRIMINATORY APPLICATIONS OF THE LAW DUE TO POLICE DISCRETION AND DENIAL OF DUE PROCESS BY COURT DIVERSION PROGRAMS ARE EXAMINED. THE AUTHOR ARGUES THAT CHILDREN, OR THEIR PARENTS, MAY ACCEPT UNNECESSARY ABRIDGEMENT OF THEIR RIGHTS THROUGH DIVERSION INTO INFORMAL PROBATION OR COMMUNITY PROGRAMS IN ORDER TO AVOID COURT INVOLVEMENT. THE AUTHOR MAINTAINS THAT IN MANY CASES NON-INTERVENTION, INSTEAD OF DIVERSION, WILL PROVIDE THE GREATEST BENEFITS TO SOCIETY AND THE CHILD. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Canada; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile courts; Police discretion; Police diversion; Right to Due Process; Rights of minors; Rights of the accused
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