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NCJ Number: 50143 Find in a Library
Title: PROMISING TRENDS (FROM JUVENILE JUSTICE - THE HUMAN DIMENSION - HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROCEEDINGS, 1978, BY LADY BROWN AND JUNE BERRY - SEE NCJ-50131)
Author(s): C BUBANY
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: INEFFECTIVENESS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM RESULTING FROM OVEROPTIMISM, OVERORGANIZATION, AND USE OF EUPHEMISMS TO DESCRIBE TREATMENT IS DISCUSSED.
Abstract: THERE IS A NEW APPROACH EMERGING IN JUVENILE JUSTICE WHICH RECOGNIZES THAT A SOLUTION TO DELINQUENCY HAS NOT BEEN FOUND AND THAT ORGANIZATION OF RESOURCES ALONE WILL NOT MODIFY HUMAN BEHAVIOR. WHEN OVERORGANIZATION CREATES A CRISIS THAT SOCIETY CANNOT COPE WITH, IT CAMOUFLAGES THIS FAILURE BY DEVELOPING EUPHEMISMS; USE OF A SPECIAL VOCABULARY TO DISCUSS JUVENILE JUSTICE, THEREFORE, AMOUNTS TO AN ATTEMPT TO DISGUISE ITS FAULTS. THE REAL PURPOSE OF THE CORRECTIONS SYSTEM IS TO MAKE PEOPLE CONFORM. DIVERSION WAS DEVELOPED TO SPARE JUVENILES THE TRAUMA OF ADJUDICATION, BUT IT HAS OFTEN SERVED TO DEPRIVE CHILDREN OF THEIR RIGHTS TO A FAIR TRIAL AND TO COUNSEL. IT IS NECESSARY TO BUILD A JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM THAT IS RESPONSIVE TO THE REAL NEEDS OF JUVENILES. (DAG)
Index Term(s): Juvenile justice system; Juvenile treatment methods
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