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NCJ Number: 64125 Find in a Library
Title: CONTROLLING DELINQUENTS
Corporate Author: John Wiley and Sons
Managing Editor
United States of America
Editor(s): S WHEELER; H M HUGHES
Date Published: 1968
Page Count: 252
Sponsoring Agency: John Wiley and Sons
New York, NY 10158
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774
Sale Source: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
111 River Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DEVELOPED FOR USE IN TRAINING PROGRAMS, THE TEXT CONTAINS 11 STUDIES ON CONTROL OF DELINQUENTS AFTER THEY HAVE COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE AUTHORITIES.
Abstract: BASED ON EMPIRICAL RESEARCH, THE ARTICLES FOCUS ON THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN DELINQUENTS AND THOSE PERSONS WHO WORK WITH THEM. IT IS NOTED THAT ORGANIZATIONS THAT HANDLE DELINQUENTS INFLUENCE THEIR VIEWS OF THE SOCIAL CONTROL SYSTEM. COMPARISONS ARE PRESENTED BETWEEN POLICE SYSTEMS IN TWO CITIES, PERSPECTIVES OF PROFESSIONALS WHO WORK WITH DELINQUENTS, AND AGENCIES INVOLVED IN A LARGE DELINQUENCY PREVENTION PROGRAM. THE PROCESS BY WHICH CERTAIN DELINQUENTS ARE SELECTED FOR TREATMENT IS EXAMINED USING EXPERIENCES FROM PSYCHIATRIC AGENCIES. THE IMPACT OF INSTITUTIONALIZATION ON JUVENILES IS DESCRIBED FROM THE INMATE'S VIEWPOINT AS WELL AS NEW METHODS FOR ASSESSING THESE ATTITUDES. ALSO, ONGOING COMMUNITY PROGRAMS ARE CONSIDERED, WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION TO LEGAL SERVICES NEEDED TO RESOLVE FAMILY PROBLEMS AND SOURCES OF BIAS IN PREDICTION SCALES USED IN DELINQUENCY PREVENTION. DETACHED WORKER PROGRAMS ARE EXAMINED FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF CASEWORKERS TRYING TO PENETRATE JUVENILE GANGS AND HOW COMPUTER SYSTEMS CAN ASSIST THESE PROFESSIONALS IN EVALUATING THEIR ACTIVITIES. FINALLY, THE CONCLUDING CHAPTER SUMMARIZES COMMON THEMES, EMPHASIZING THE DIVERSITY AND COMPLEXITY IN JUVENILE CONTROL THEORIES AND AGENCIES. ARTICLES ARE FOOTNOTED, AND AN INDEX BY SUBJECT AND NAME IS PROVIDED. FOR SEPARATE ARTICLES, SEE NCJ 64126-36. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--MJM)
Index Term(s): Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile Corrections/Detention staff training; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile delinquent demographic data; Juvenile treatment methods; Reference materials; Social control
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