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NCJ Number: 68123 Find in a Library
Title: DEALING WITH VIOLENT OFFENDERS - THE CHILDREN'S PANEL
Journal: SASD BULLETIN  Issue:6  Dated:(FEBRUARY 1980)  Pages:28-34
Author(s): J CREEGAN
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 7
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE A BALANCE BETWEEN THE BEST INTERESTS OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS AND THE INTERESTS OF THE COMMUNITY, THIS SPEECH EMPHASIZES THE COMPLEXITIES OF PROVIDING CARE AND CONTROL THAT WILL MODIFY BEHAVIOR PATTERNS.
Abstract: THREE ISSUES IN DEALING WITH VIOLENT JUVENILE OFFENDERS ARE CONSIDERED: (1) THE EXTREME CASE OF THE YOUTHFUL VIOLENT OFFENDER, (2) THE POTENTIALLY VIOLENT OFFENDER AND METHODS OF DEALING WITH HIM AT AN EARLY AGE, (3) THE COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION TO DEALING WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF SOME FORM OF CONTROL INTO THEIR LIVES; SUCH MEASURES OF CONTROL AS INSTITUTIONALIZATION SHOULD WORK WITH THE NATURAL PROCESS OF GROWING UP. IN SOME CASES EXTERNAL CONTROLS ARE NECESSARY BECAUSE SELF-CONTROL IS LACKING. POTENTIALLY VIOLENT OFFENDERS OFTEN LACK PROPER FAMILY CARE; THE COMMUNITY RESOURCES (E.G., ACTIVITIES CENTERS) AND SUPERVISION BY CARING ADULTS CAN HELP MEET THEIR NEEDS. HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY ARE ALSO OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE MANNER OF DEALING WITH THE VIOLENT OFFENDER DOES NOT DEPEND ON THE LEVEL OF CONTROL OR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL WORK BUT ON THE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE YOUNG AND SOME ADULTS WHO HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE. (MFE)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Negligence; Residential child care institutions; Scotland; Violent offenders; Youthful offenders
Note: PAPER PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF DELINQUENCY NOVEMBER 9-11, 1979, AT PEEBLES (SCOTLAND)
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