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NCJ Number: 75235 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Justice in Maryland
Author(s): D P Vetter; C Frederick
Corporate Author: Carroll Cty Board of Education
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 163
Sponsoring Agency: Carroll Cty Board of Education
Westminster, MD 21157
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This four-part guide provides secondary students with information about Maryland laws, court, and legal system.
Abstract: One section examines the nature and causes of increasing involvement of youth in crime and identifies those crimes most commonly committed by juveniles. A special section on shoplifting is included. Also examined are the nature of the police force, procedures followed by the police, and the constitutional limits of police power. Students are directed to analyze television crime drama, answer a self-rated quiz concerning whether the student would make a good police officer, and conduct fingerprint tests. Students are also asked to compare juvenile court with adult court and consider the effectiveness of the juvenile system. In one activity students role play police officers and decide appropriate action for hypothetical juvenile cases. In addition, the types, purposes, and impact of correctional facilities upon youth and the family are analyzed. The guide emphasizes the gathering and interpretation of information and statistical data. Suggestions for field trips, resource speakers, simulations, films, and books are included. Charts and tables are given, and student resource sheets and pretests and posttests are provided. (ERIC abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Effects of imprisonment; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile courts; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile processing; Maryland; Police juvenile relations; Police legal limitations; Police responsibilities; Shoplifting
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