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NCJ Number: 68892 Find in a Library
Title: YOUNGEST OUTLAWS - RUNAWAYS IN AMERICA
Author(s): A P RUBIN
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 191
Sponsoring Agency:
New York, NY 10020
Sale Source: Simon and Schuster Building
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RUNAWAYS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE DISCUSSED WITH THE AID OF CASE STUDIES AND STATISTICS.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR, A JOURNALIST AND EDUCATOR, INTERVIEWED A CROSS-SECTION OF RUNAWAYS, POLICE, SOCIAL WORKERS, LAWYERS, JUDGES, AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IN ORDER TO ANSWER THE SOCIAL AND LEGAL QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO RUNAWAYS. TWO HOUSES FOR RUNAWAYS AND A HOME FOR GIRLS ARE VIEWED FROM THE INSIDE, AND A NIGHT PATROL OF THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT'S RUNAWAY UNIT ILLUSTRATES THE DIFFICULTIES OF POLICE INVOLVEMENT WITH RUNAWAYS. INFORMATION IS ALSO PROVIDED ON ORGANIZATIONS THAT HANDLE RUNAWAY PROBLEMS, SUCH AS OPERATION PEACE OF MIND AND THE NATIONAL RUNAWAY SWITCHBOARD. THE BOOK IS INTENDED FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC. STATISTICS APPEAR IN NARRATIVE PASSAGES, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY AND INDEX ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Case studies; Juvenile shelter care; Juvenile status offenses; New York; Police attitudes; Runaways
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