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NCJ Number: 65808 Find in a Library
Title: YOUNG PEOPLE IN TROUBLE - UNITED KINGDOM
Journal: YOUTH IN SOCIETY  Issue:31  Dated:(OCTOBER 1978)  Pages:4-34
Author(s): E DEAKINS; P JENKIN; L CHALKER; J ROSE; H GEACH; J R PRICE; D WHITE
Corporate Author: National Youth Bureau
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: National Youth Bureau
Leicester, LE1 6GD, England
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THIS SPECIAL ISSUE OF 'YOUTH IN SOCIETY' PROVIDES 16 ARTICLES DEVOTED TO JUVENILE OFFENDERS AND THE PEOPLE WHO WORK MOST CLOSELY WITH THEM-THE TRUANCY PATROL, COMMUNITY HOMES, AND SOCIAL WORKERS.
Abstract: THE 1969 CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS ACT IS DISCUSSED BOTH BY A GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE AND BY SPOKESMEN FOR THE LIBERAL AND CONSERVATIVE PARTIES. THE POWER STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE JUVENILE COURT AND THE SOCIAL WELFARE AGENCIES FOR JURISDICTION OVER JUVENILE OFFENDERS IS EXAMINED BY TWO SOCIAL WORKERS WHO DIFFER ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE 1969 ACT. A GUIDE FOR SOCIAL WORKERS ACCOMPANIES ARTICLES ON PROGRAMS FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF COMMUNITY HOMES AND BORSTALS. EXCERPTS FROM A SPEECH GIVEN BY THE COMMISSIONER OF METROPOLITAN POLICE EMPHASIZES PREVENTION MEASURES SUCH AS POLICE INVOLVEMENT IN COMMUNITY PROJECTS AND THE TRUANCY PATROL AND THE NEED TO PUNISH RATHER THAN PROTECT MOST YOUNG OFFENDERS. RACISM EXHIBITED BY POLICE IN THEIR USE OF PROVISIONS OF THE VAGRANCY ACT IS CRITICIZED. EXTRACTS ARE PRESENTED FROM THE LAMBETH COMMUNITY LAW CENTER'S ANNUAL REPORT WHICH DESCRIBE THE STRUCTURE OF THE CENTER AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COMMUNITY. WORK EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE PRESENTED FROM TWO VIEWPOINTS: VOLUNTARY COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS AND THE DISCOURAGING STORY OF A BLACK TEENAGER FROM A POOR FAMILY. IN ADDITION; A SOCIAL WORKER RECOUNTS HIS EXPERIENCES AS AN EMPLOYEE IN VARIOUS YOUTH PROGRAMS. BOOK REVIEWS ARE INCLUDED. (MJM)
Index Term(s): Borstal; Community involvement; European Juvenile Justice Codes; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Police attitudes; Racial discrimination; Youthful offenders
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