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NCJ Number: 50144 Find in a Library
Title: COURT/COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITY (FROM JUVENILE JUSTICE THE HUMAN DIMENSION - HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROCEEDINGS, 1978, BY LADY BROWN AND JUNE BERRY - SEE NCJ-50131)
Author(s): T SHELTON
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: 5
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 FAMILY IS STRESSED AS THE UNIT FROM WHICH JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION MUST EMERGE. PARENTS MUST FOSTER POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARDS LAW AND AUTHORITY, INSTILL COMMON COURTESY, AND AVOID EXCESSIVE PERMISSIVENESS.
Abstract: MANY CHILDREN OBSERVE DISDAIN FOR LAW, AUTHORITY, AND COURTESY INSIDE THE FAMILY, AND THIS IS A STRONG FACTOR IN THE HIGH JUVENILE CRIME RATE. IT IS THE PARENTS' RESPONSIBILITY, AND NOT THE SCHOOLS', TO SUPERVISE CHILDREN, AND THEY SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. THE EXISTENCE OF STATUS OFFENSES IS JUSTIFIED IN CASES WHERE PARENTS SIMPLY CANNOT CONTROL THEIR CHILDREN. JUVENILE AUTHORITIES ARE AWARE THAT ONE OF THE FIRST SIGNS OF FUTURE DELINQUENT BEHAVIOR IS FOR A CHILD TO RUN AWAY FROM HOME, TO DROP OUT OF SCHOOL, OR TO HANG AROUND THE STREETS. STATUS OFFENSES ARE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL AND SHOULD NOT HAVE A LEGAL EFFECT ON THE INDIVIDUAL IN ADULT LIFE. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT STATUTES CONCERNING NEGLECTFUL PARENTS BE REEVALUATED, THAT ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS BE SUPPORTED, AND THAT CHURCHES DEVELOP MORE ATTRACTIVE YOUTH PROGRAMS.
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Home environment; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile status offenders
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