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NCJ Number: 67680 Find in a Library
Title: MORAL DEVELOPMENT MOVEMENT AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION (FROM JUVENILE JUSTICE - NATIONAL CONFERENCE, 4TH, LOS ANGELES (CA), FEBRUARY 6-10, 1977 AUDIOTAPE CASSETTE HIGHLIGHTS, GROUP 1, 1977 - SEE NCJ-67673)
Corporate Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America

National District Atorneys Assoc
United States of America

Teach 'Em Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Sponsoring Agency: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
National District Atorneys Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Teach 'Em Inc
Chicago, IL 60611
Publication Number: J-33, SIDE 11
Sale Source: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THREE MORAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS WHICH MAY HELP PREVENT JUVENILE DELINQUENCY ARE DESCRIBED IN THIS AUDIO TAPE CASSETTE FROM THE FOURTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JUVENILE JUSTICE.
Abstract: THE FIRST PROGRAM USES DEMOCRATIC PROCEDURES TO ENHANCE RESPECT FOR LAW AND TRADITION. BASED ON A MODEL FROM DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, IT PRESENTS SIX STAGES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF VALUES: (1) WHAT IS RIGHT IS WHAT SOCIETY DEMANDS, (2) WHAT IS RIGHT IS WHAT BRINGS SELF SATISFACTION, (3) WHAT IS RIGHT IS WHAT 'NICE' PEOPLE DO, (4) WHAT IS RIGHT IS WHAT THE LAWS SAY IS RIGHT, (5) WHAT IS RIGHT IS WHAT ONLY THOSE LAWS THAT ARE CONSTITUTIONALLY JUSTIFIED AND THAT SERVE UTILITARIAN FUNCTIONS SAY IS RIGHT, AND (6) WHAT IS RIGHT IS WHAT UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES SAY IS RIGHT. STARTING AS A CHILD, AN INDIVIDUAL MOVES FROM ONE STAGE TO THE NEXT HIGHER STAGE ONLY IF INTELLECTUAL DISCUSSION CAN TAKE PLACE IN A NONAUTHORITARIAN ENVIRONMENT; THE PROGRAM ATTEMPTS TO PROVIDE THIS ENVIRONMENT FOR JUVENILES WITH BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS AND INMATES IN CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS. THE PROGRAM WAS SUCCESSFUL IN A CONNECTICUT CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION AND SIMILAR PROGRAMS ARE NOW BEING ORGANIZED IN INSTITUTIONS IN NEVADA, WASHINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS, AND KENTUCKTY. THE SECOND PROGRAM, PARTNERSHIP IN RESEARCH, ENCOURAGES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO DEFINE THEIR PROBLEMS AND PLAN RESEARCH TECHNIQUES WHICH COULD LEAD TO SOLUTIONS. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES INCLUDE (1) INVOLVING YOUTHS IN DEFINING PROBLEMS, (2) PROVIDING KNOWLEDGE THROUGH DOING, (3) PROVIDING AN AWARENESS OF CHANGING REALITIES, (4) TEACHING THE NEED FOR CONTINUING INQUIRY, AND (5) TEACHING THE NEED FOR A VARIETY OF POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS. THE THIRD PROGRAM, SOCIAL HEADSTART, HELPS BEGINNING STUDENTS TO ADJUST TO THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT AND TO DEVELOP INTERNAL MOTIVATIONS FOR THEIR SCHOOL ACTIVITIES. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, TRAINED IN PERSONAL RELATIONS, ARE SENT TO THE HOMES OF PRESCHOOL CHILDREN IN ORDER TO DISCOVER POTENTIAL PROBLEMS AND TO ADVISE THE NEW STUDENTS. FOR RELATED MATERIALS, SEE NCJ 67673-79 AND 67681.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Child development; Connecticut; Crime prevention measures; Inmate Programs; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Kentucky; Massachusetts; Nevada; School delinquency programs; Washington; Youth development
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. THIS PROGRAM IS ONE SIDE OF THE AUDIOCASSETTE. FOR THE PROGRAM ON THE OTHER SIDE, SEE NCJ-67681. FOR THE ENTIRE KIT, SEE NCJ-67673.
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