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NCJ Number: 50219 Find in a Library
Title: LOCKING UP CHILDREN - SECURE PROVISION WITHIN THE CHILD-CARE SYSTEM - GREAT BRITAIN
Author(s): S MILLHAM; R BULLOCK; K HOSIE
Corporate Author: Saxon House
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 206
Sponsoring Agency: Saxon House
Farnborough, Hants, United Kingdom
Sale Source: Saxon House
Tearfield Limited
Westmead
Farnborough, Hants,
United Kingdom
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF SECURE DETENTION UNITS FOR CHILDREN IN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND, OPERATION OF THESE UNITS, TYPES OF CHILDREN COMMITTED, AND THE DIFFERING PHILOSOPHIES OF OPERATION ARE EXAMINED.
Abstract: RESEARCH FOR THIS STUDY WAS CARRIED OUT THROUGH ONSITE VISITS TO THE LARGE SECURE DETENTION UNITS OPERATED AS PART OF THE ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEMS. IN ADDITION, A NUMBER OF VISITS WERE MADE TO SMALLER SECURE FACILITIES SUCH AS REMAND CENTERS, BORSTALS, DETENTION CENTERS, AND PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS. ALL WERE FACILITIES FOR BOYS SINCE GIRLS' FACILITIES ARE NEITHER LARGE ENOUGH NOR USED FREQUENTLY ENOUGH TO PROVIDE MEANINGFUL STATISTICS. THE STUDY COVERS CHARACTERISTICS OF YOUNG MALES IN SECURE FACILITIES, USE OF SECURE UNITS AS A SAFETY VALVE FOR THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM, PRESENTING BEHAVIOR OF BOYS COMMITTED (VIOLENCE, ABSCONDING, CONVICTED OF A GRAVE OFFENSE), AND THE OPERATION OF THE UNITS. THE OPERATIONS SECTION CONSIDERS DIFFERING STYLES OF SECURE UNITS, STAFF RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE OFFENDERS, AND THE EFFECTS OF SECURE DETENTION ON THE CHILDREN. ALTERNATIVES TO SECURITY ARE EXAMINED. THE PRESENCE OF YOUNG OFFENDERS IN ADULT ESTABLISHMENTS IS ALSO DISCUSSED. CHARTS AND TABLES PRESENT STUDY DATA. EACH CHAPTER CONTAINS REFERENCES. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Borstal; Correctional institutions (juvenile); Correctional personnel; England; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile detention; Psychiatric services; Scotland; Security; Studies; Surveys
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