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NCJ Number: 51417 Find in a Library
Title: SCHOOLS HELP PREVENT DELINQUENCY
Journal: NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION RESEARCH BULLETIN  Volume:31  Issue:3  Dated:(OCTOBER 1953)  Pages:COMPLETE ISSUE
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Education Assoc of the United States
United States of America
Date Published: 1953
Page Count: 36
Sponsoring Agency: National Education Assoc of the United States
Washington, DC 20036
Sale Source: National Education Assoc of the United States
1201-16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS OVERVIEW OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY DISCUSSES THE PROBLEM'S EXTENT AND COSTS, SOCIAL AND PERSONAL ASPECTS OF DELINQUENTS, NATURE OF AGENCIES FOR PREVENTION AND CONTROL, AND THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOLS.
Abstract: JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IS DESCRIBED AS ANY CHILD BEHAVIOR THAT IS DETRIMENTAL TO THE PERSON OR TO THE COMMUNITY. THE PREVALENCE OF DELINQUENCY IS CONSIDERED, AND COSTS ARE ASSESSED. IN A SECTION ON SOCIAL AND PERSONAL ASPECTS OF DELINQUENCY, FINDINGS FROM MANY STUDIES ARE PRESENTED ON THE SOCIAL, CULTURAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND BIOLOGICAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DELINQUENCY. THE EVIDENCE ASSURES THAT ECONOMIC SECURITY, GOOD SURROUNDINGS, GOOD PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH, AND THE UNDERSTANDING OF PARENTS ARE LIKELY TO OFFSET INFLUENCES WHICH PRODUCE DELINQUENCY, WHILE POVERTY, MENTAL DEFECTS, AND PERSONALITY HANDICAPS PROMOTE DELINQUENCY. AGENCIES OF DELINQUENCY CONTROL AND PREVENTION ARE DISCUSSED INCLUDING THE POLICE, DETENTION, JUVENILE COURTS, AND TRAINING FACILITIES. AID TO YOUTH THROUGH COMMUNITY RESOURCES IS ALSO CONSIDERED. THE FINAL SECTION DEALS WITH TOPICS SIGNIFICANT TO SCHOOLS AND DELINQUENCY. RESEARCH ON SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND DROPOUT RATES AND ON MENTALLY-RETARDED DELINQUENTS IS REVIEWED. A SUMMARY OF THE SERVICES THAT 11 SCHOOL SYSTEMS ACROSS THE NATION HAVE PROVIDED TOWARD THE PREVENTION OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IS GIVEN. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT GOOD FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS TO CONTROL OR PREVENT DELINQUENCY ARE NEEDED. JUVENILE COURTS SHOULD MAKE EXTENSIVE USE OF CLINICAL EXAMINATIONS AND TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS UNDER PROBATION. SCHOOLS MUST DEVELOP WAYS TO DEAL WITH YOUNG OFFENDERS' SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT AND GUIDANCE. MORE SPECIALIZED PERSONNEL AND MORE FINANCIAL SUPPORT WILL BE REQUIRED. SCHOOL AUTHORITIES MUST ENCOURAGE PUBLIC SUPPORT OF OTHER COMMUNITY AGENCIES THAT MAKE SPECIALIZED FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO SCHOOL CHILDREN, SUCH AS OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUPERVISED RECREATION. A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED, AND THE APPENDIX CONTAINS STATE LAWS ON COURT JURISDICTION OVER JUVENILES AND DATA ON JUVENILE DELINQUENCY RATES FROM 1940-1951. (DAG)
Index Term(s): Education; Juvenile courts; Juvenile detention; Persons with cognitive disabilities; School delinquency programs; Truancy
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