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NCJ Number: 34506 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: JUVENILE JUSTICE - WHAT IS IT
Journal: CRIMINOLOGY MADE IN CANADA  Volume:3  Issue:1 & 2  Pages:17-31
Author(s): M LANGLEY
Corporate Author: University of Ottawa
Dept of Criminology
Canada
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1E5, Canada
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: THIS CRITIQUE OF THE 'PAREN PATRIAE' DOCTRINE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE COMPARES THIS PHILOSOPHY TO THE CONCEPT OF 'JUSTICE AS FAIRNESS'.
Abstract: THERE ARE AT LEAST TWO CHARACTERISTICS CONTAINED IN JUSTICE AS FAIRNESS THAT ARE ABSENT FROM 'PARENS PATRIAE' JUSTICE. JUSTICE AS FAIRNESS APPLIES THE SAME PRINCIPLES OF JUSTICE TO ALL PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF THEIR AGE OR THEIR POSITION RELATIVE TO THE GREATEST GOOD, AND IT ESTABLISHES A SOCIAL MINIMUM ON ANY SOCIAL GOOD (SUCH AS JUSTICE) BELOW WHICH EVEN THE MOST DISADVANTAGED PERSON CAN NOT FALL. THE AUTHOR ADVANCES CERTAIN CONLCUSIONS AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE SUPPORT OF PROCEDURAL REFORMS IN JUVENILE JUSTICE VERSUS SUCH A RECONCEPTUALIZATION OF JUVENILE JUSTICE ITSELF. --INTRODUCTION IN FRENCH
Index Term(s): Canada; Critiques; Juvenile justice system
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