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NCJ Number: 68774 Find in a Library
Title: JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IN EASTERN EUROPE - INTERPRETATIONS, DYNAMICS, FACTS
Author(s): W OSCHLIES
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 230
Sponsoring Agency:
D-5000 Koln 60, Germany United
Sale Source: Boehlau Verlag
Niehler Strasse 272-274
D-5000 Koln 60,
Germany (Unified)
Type: Statistics
Language: German
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: AN ANALYSIS OF JUVENILE CRIME IN EASTERN EUROPE AND THE RELATIONSHIP OF JUVENILE CRIME TO SOCIAL FACTORS IS PRESENTED.
Abstract: DESPITE STATEMENTS OF COMMUNIST THEORETICIANS, JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, ESPECIALLY IN THE FORM OF THEFTS OR AGGRESSIVE ACTS COMMITTED BY GANGS, HAS BEEN AS GREAT A PROBLEM IN COMMUNIST AS IN CAPITALIST COUNTRIES. HOWEVER, THE ACTUAL EXTENT OF JUVENILE CRIME IN EASTERN COUNTRIES IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO DETERMINE BECAUSE OF THE UNRELIABILTY OR NONEXISTENCE OF STATISTICS. TOPICS TREATED INCLUDE IDEOLOGICAL ATTITUDES TOWARD CRIME, THE ROOTS OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR IN THE POPULATION'S GENERAL DISSATISFACTION WITH SHORTAGES OF GOODS AND HIGH-QUALITY MERCHANDISE, QUESTIONS ABOUT REAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CAPITALISM AND COMMUNISM IN THE CRIMINAL CONTEXT, THE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL CHANGE ON CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR, AND THE RENAISSANCE OF JUVENILE PSYCHOLOGY TO FACILITATE INTERPRETATION OF CRIME CAUSES. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS CONSIDERED ESPECIALLY RELEVANT TO EASTERN EUROPEAN JUVENILE CRIME ARE SCHOLASTIC FAILURE, REFUSAL OF YOUTHS TO STUDY OR WORK UNDER LESS THAN OPTIMAL CONDITIONS, AND EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION. AS IN WESTERN COUNTRIES, VARIOUS TYPES OF THEFT AND VIOLENT CRIMES ARE THE MOST COMMON OFFENSES. JUVENILE CRIME CONTROL IS EFFECTED THROUGH INTENSIFIED EDUCATION ABOUT LAWS AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS, AS WELL AS BY JUVENILE IMPRISONMENT IN SPECIAL YOUTH TRAINING FACILITIES. OTHER PREVENTIVE EFFORTS INCLUDE ARRANGEMENTS FOR JUVENILES NEGLECTED BY THEIR PARENTS, SOCIAL EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS, AND GOVERNMENTSPONSORED YOUTH GROUPS. RISING JUVENILE RECIDIVISM RATES HAVE BECOME A PRESSING PROBLEM. TABLES AND EXTENSIVE NOTES ARE SUPPLIED. --IN GERMAN.
Index Term(s): Capitalism; Eastern Europe; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile statistics; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Socialism
Note: SOCIAL-SCIENTIFIC FORUM, V 7
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