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Title: Major Issues in Juvenile Justice Information and Training - Readings in Public Policy
Corporate Author: Academy for Contemporary Problems
United States of America
Editor(s): J C Hall; D M Hamparian; J M Pettibone; J L White
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 517
Sponsoring Agency: Academy for Contemporary Problems

National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-JN-AX-0038
Sale Source: Academy for Contemporary Problems
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This collection of readings focuses on three major research topics: the interstate placement of children, the trial of juveniles as adults in criminal courts, and the constitutional and administrative issues surrounding the delivery of social services by juvenile courts.
Abstract: The first section examines such placement issues as contemporary thought about services to children in out-of-home care and exemplary foster care practice; placement of emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children in out-of-State residential facilities; out-of-State placement practices in New York and New Jersey; and improvement of interstate compacts for the placement of children. Policy issues are examined regarding trying youth as adults; these include the appropriateness of waiver, the essential elements of a coherent, defensible waiver policy, the prevention theory as a basis for the philosophy of waiver, and the legal issues which arise before and during the waiver process. In addition, the effect of the New York State Juvenile Offender Law of 1978 on reducing juvenile crime and on bringing more blacks into juvenile institutions and prisons is examined. Additional articles describe an improved judicial waiver process, support the waiver mechanism's function of removing certain juveniles from the juvenile court system, and analyze the sentencing differences when young people are tried in juvenile court and when they are tried as adults in criminal court. A final article argues that the current nationwide trend to exclude violent juveniles from the juvenile court reflects the growing disillusionment with the medical model associated with juvenile courts. Major policy issues discussed in the final section on juvenile court services include the power of mandamus and local funding; the issues of due process, parens patriae, conflicts of interest, and conflicts of role; problems of proper function and location; control issues of operation versus monitoring; the responsibility issues of diversion and prevention; and the structure and function of juvenile court services. Footnotes and tabular data are included. An extensive list of books, periodicals, and unpublished research material cited in the articles is appended.
Index Term(s): Emotionally disturbed delinquents; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile court waiver; Juvenile foster homes; Juveniles in adult facilities; Mandamus; Out-of-state juvenile treatment; Parens patriae
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