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NCJ Number: 78594 Find in a Library
Title: International Summaries: Society and the Juvenile Offender
Author(s): U-B Eriksson; J Sarnecki
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A followup study to a 1956 research project examined the nature of Sweden's reaction to juvenile crime and the effect of this reaction on juvenile crime.
Abstract: Information came from literature reviews; two studies of a Stockholm suburb's experience with juvenile crime and responses to it; observations of several experimental projects in juvenile delinquency prevention; and site visits to the juvenile justice systems in the Soviet Union, Poland, Denmark, and the United States. Findings showed that the delays between the crime and the final disposition are unreasonably long. School and recreation staff are usually the first to become aware of youth problems and generally respond by talking to the youth and the parents. The agencies serving youth are confused regarding their roles, and interagency cooperation is generally nonexistent. Recommended changes include centralizing resources for juvenile delinquency prevention and assigning only one contact person for each juvenile referred to multiple agencies. Profiles of other countries' systems.
Main Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems
Index Term(s): Interagency cooperation; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Sweden
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