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Title: Sending Young Offenders Away
Corporate Author: New Approaches to Juvenile Crime
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New Approaches to Juvenile Crime
London, SW9 0PU, England
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The problem of increased incarceration of youthful offenders is discussed with emphasis on the need for treatment services for these persons as well as the need for protection of society from dangerous offenders.
Abstract: The number of juvenile offenders sent to correctional institutions has risen rapidly in recent years, while the number of supervision orders has dropped. Neither incarceration nor residential treatment facility programming have proven effective in preventing additional offenses by this group. Some youthful offenders require secure confinement to prevent harm to the community; however, this group is quite small. Social workers have proved unwilling to recommend placements at home. Their care order recommendations to the courts carry no right of appeal. Generally, there is no disagreement between social workers and magistrates concerning the treatment of youth offenders.
Index Term(s): Custody vs treatment conflict; Studies; Youthful offenders
Note: New Approaches to Juvenile Crime, Briefing Paper no. 1
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