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NCJ Number: 68642 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINOLOGICAL VIEW OF THE PREVENTION OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY (FROM ZAGADNIENIA NIEPRZYSTOSOWANIA SPOLECZNEGO I PRZESTEPCZOSCI W POLSCE, P 425-449, 1978, BY JERZY JASINSKI - SEE NCJ-68628)
Author(s): H KOLAKOWSKA-PRZELOMIEC
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 25
Sale Source: Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Zaklad Narodowy Imienia
Ossolinskich, Wydawnictwo
Rynek 9
Warsaw,
Poland
Language: Polish
Country: Poland
Annotation: STUDIES IN POLAND SHOW THAT A LIFE OF CRIME OFTEN BEGINS WITH THE SOCIAL MALADJUSTMENT OF CHILDREN AT HOME AND IN SCHOOL EVEN BEFORE AGE 11; PREVENTIVE METHODS SHOULD BE DIRECTED AT THIS YOUNG AGE GROUP.
Abstract: STUDIES OF JUVENILE DELINQUENTS SHOW THAT 50 TO 80 PERCENT OF THEM HAVE EXHIBITED BEHAVIOR AND LEARNING PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY WERE 11 YEARS OLD. SINCE THE MAJORITY OF CHILDREN AGED 7 TO 16 SPEND THEIR LIVES IN THE 3 SOCIAL CIRCLES OF THE FAMILY, THE SCHOOL, AND THE PEER GROUP, CRIME PREVENTION EFFORTS SHOULD BE GEARED TO INFLUENCE THESE AREAS. THEREFORE, VARIOUS FORMS OF HELP SHOULD BE EXTENDED TO SINGLE PARENTS, ALCOHOLIC PARENTS, AND PROBLEM FAMILIES; THE SCHOOL SHOULD INVESTIGATE STUDENTS' BACKGROUND AND OFFER HELP TO CHILDREN WHO ARE POOR AT THEIR WORK, MORALLY NEGLECTED, TRUANT, OR HAVE BEEN BEFORE JUVENILE COURT. FURTHERMORE, STUDIES OF PEER GROUP INFLUENCE, CHILDREN'S FREE TIME ACTIVITIES REVEAL THAT 64 TO 80 PERCENT OF THOSE WHO BECOME JUVENILE DELINQUENTS SPEND THEIR FREE TIME WITHOUT PARENTAL OR SCHOOL SUPERVISION. THEREFORE, SCHOOLS AND YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO OFFER YOUNGSTERS ATTRACTIVE WAYS OF SPENDING THEIR FREE TIME. STUDIES ALSO SHOW THAT YOUNG ADULTS (E.G. ABOUT 40 PERCENT OF STUDIED FACTORY WORKERS AGED 18 TO 30) HAVE PROBLEMS AT WORK WHICH MAY CAUSE SOCIAL MALADJUSTMENT AND LEAD TO CRIME. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT SPECIAL EFFORTS BE EXERTED TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE ADAPT TO THEIR FIRST PLACE OF WORK. PREVENTION OF THE FIRST SIGNS OF SOCIAL MALADJUSTMENT IN CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS ARE THE BEST MEANS OF COMBATTING CRIME. FOOTNOTES ARE INCLUDED. --IN POLISH.
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Poland; School delinquency programs
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