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NCJ Number: 78275 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Delinquency Background Papers
Corporate Author: Boys' Clubs of America
National Manpower and Program Services Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Boys' Clubs of America
New York, NY 10017
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document contains summaries and highlights from seven papers dealing with various aspects of juvenile delinquency.
Abstract: The papers focus upon such subjects as delinquency in the slums, prediction of delinquency, peer influence, youth agencies, and employment. Also highlighted are the relevant relationship between delinquency and the schools, the stigma of labeling, evaluation of delinquency prevention programs, police-juvenile and police-community relations, treatment of delinquency in correctional and community institutions, and treatment in 'traditional' agencies. Other papers deal with integrating antisocial boys into a camp program, examples of Boys' Club action in delinquency prevention, size of the delinquency problem, boy-girl delinquency rates, types of offenses, delinquent gangs, and the failure of State institutions and training schools to reduce delinquency. One paper advocates a deinstitutionalization approach. The papers date from 1967 to 1974.
Index Term(s): Juvenile crime control; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prediction; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Summaries
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