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NCJ Number: 50132 Find in a Library
Title: JUVENILE JUSTICE - THE HUMANITIES AND PUBLIC POLICY (FROM JUVENILE JUSTICE - THE HUMAN DIMENSION - HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROCEEDINGS, 1978, BY LADY BROWN AND JUNE BERRY - SEE NCJ-50131)
Author(s): W BERRY
Corporate Author: Junior League of Lubbock, Inc
United States of America

Texas Cmtte for the Humanities and Public Policy
United States of America

National Endowment for the Humanities
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Junior League of Lubbock, Inc
Lubbock, TX 79412
National Endowment for the Humanities

Texas Cmtte for the Humanities and Public Policy
TX
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE PURPOSE OF HUMANITIES IN THE AREA OF JUVENILE JUSTICE IS BRIEFLY ASSESSED, AND THE DEFINITION OF JUSTICE IS CONSIDERED.
Abstract: HUMANISTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING A WHOLESOME CHAOS WITHIN THE AREA OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM INTERFERING WITH A SUPERFICIAL ORDER PRODUCED BY OVERSIMPLIFIED AND HASTY ANSWERS. HUMANISTS ASK FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS ABOUT ALTERNATIVES AND OPTIONS, HISTORICAL MODES OF HANDLING HUMAN PROBLEMS, AND THE PROVISIONS BEING MADE TO TREAT CONCERNED SUBJECTS AS INDIVIDUAL HUMAN BEINGS. TRADITIONALLY, THE IDEAL OF JUSTICE HAS BEEN DEFINED AS SEEING THAT INDIVIDUALS GET WHAT THEY DESERVE WHEN EVERYTHING IS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT. JUSTICE WHICH EXCLUDES MERCY IS A PARODY OF JUSTICE, AND IF IT WERE CONSISTENTLY ENFORCED, IT WOULD RESULT IN UNIVERSAL PUNISHMENT. (DAG)
Index Term(s): Code of ethics; Juvenile justice system; Rights of minors; Theory
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