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NCJ Number: 67682 Find in a Library
Title: JUVENILE JUSTICE - NATIONAL CONFERENCE, 4TH LOS ANGELES (CA), FEBRUARY 6-10, 1977 - AUDIOTAPE CASSETTE HIGHLIGHTS, GROUP 2
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-34-J-39
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: THESE CASSETTE TAPES INCLUDE SPEECHES BY JUVENILE COURT JUDGES AND OTHER OFFICIALS IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM DEALING WITH THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES IN JUVENILE JUSTICE.
Abstract: THE FIRST ISSUE INVOLVES THE CONFLICT BETWEEN JUDICIAL DISCRETION AND MANDATORY SENTENCING. JUDICIAL DISCRETION ADVOCATES RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT OF JUVENILES, DISCRETION OF POLICE, CORRECTIONS OFFICIALS, AND PROSECUTORS; AND PLEA BARGAINING. ALSO, JUDGES CAN MONITOR WHAT IS DONE AFTER SENTENCING. THE OTHER SIDE WANTS LESS DISPARITY ON SENTENCING SIMILAR CASES, MORE EFFECTIVE CRIME DETERRENCE, AND MORE IMPRISONMENT FOR SERIOUS CRIMES. THE SECOND ISSUE DEALS WITH THE PROSECUTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR DEFENDANTS BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER TRIAL BY FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS THROUGH ALL ASPECTS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. THE THIRD ISSUE IS THAT OF THE PARENS PATRIAE-DUE PROCESS CONFLICT. PARENS PATRIAE ACTS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD, WHILE DUE PROCESS ACTS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE COMMUNITY. MOST FEEL THAT A COMBINATION OF THE TWO WILL PROVIDE THE MOST EFFECTIVE JUDICIAL PROCESS. THE FOURTH ISSUE INVOLVES THE CONFLICT THAT ARISES WHEN DEALING WITH RIGHTS OF BOTH THE CHILD AND THE PARENTS, WHILE FOCUSING ON THE PROBLEMS OF A PURE PARENS PATRIAE PHILOSOPHY. NEXT, THE PROPER ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF PROSECUTORS, JUDGES, AND DEFENSE ATTORNEYS ARE PRESENTED WITH MAJOR EMPHASIS ON EVIDENTIARY PROCEDURES. A DISCUSSION OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS IS ALSO PRESENTED AS TOOLS FOR EFFICIENT JUDICIAL MANAGEMENT AND PROCEDURE. THE NEXT TOPIC IS THE MAJOR RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE STANDARDS. OBJECTIONS RAISED AGAINST THESE STANDARDS ARE REDUCED DISCRETION AND ELIMINATION OF DEFENDANTS' SOCIAL HISTORIES REVIEW. ANOTHER SUBJECT DEALS WITH THE PORTLAND, OREGON JUVENILE IN PLACEMENT PROJECT, WHICH ENSURES PERMANENT PLANNING FOR CHILDREN REMOVED FROM THEIR PARENTS. FINALLY, DISCUSSIONS ARE PRESENTED ON THE CONFLICT THAT ARISES BETWEEN THE NEED TO DISCOVER CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT CASES AND THE RIGHTS OF FAMILY PRIVACY.
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child custody; Defense counsel; Evidence; Information Systems and Technology; Judicial discretion; Judicial process; Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile justice standards; Juvenile justice system; Mandatory Sentencing; Oregon; Parental rights; Prosecutors; Right to Due Process; Rights of minors; Tape recordings
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