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NCJ Number: 78595 Find in a Library
Title: Convergences and Divergences in Matters of the Judicial Protection of Minors
Author(s): J Chazal; H Molines; J Verin
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 study initiated in 1973 gathered data from juvenile justice officials, social workers, and specialized educators in 23 countries to determine the similarities and differences in their juvenile justice systems and their relevance to current problems in France.
Abstract: A questionnaire containing 31 questions gathered information on the role of the police in dealing with juvenile delinquents and juveniles at risk, treatment methods, collaboration between judges and social science experts, and the judicial protection of minors. Findings showed agreement on the protective and educational importance of juvenile magistrates' intervention regarding juveniles. The countries surveyed also recognized the importance of an examination of the personality and the social and family environment of juveniles on trial. In addition, the countries studied are considering preventive measures. Finally, juvenile judges are increasingly expected to intervene in some way during the treatment of juveniles, either by pronouncing a change in treatment of to adapt it better to the individual's needs or by helping in the enforcement of educative measures. Each country's system also had unique characteristics. Survey instrument.
Main Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems
Index Term(s): Canada; Europe; European Juvenile Justice Codes; Juvenile courts
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. International Summaries. A Summary of "Convergences et Divergences en Materiere de Protection Judiciaire des Mineurs," NCJ-060323
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