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NCJ Number: 91414 Find in a Library
Title: Serious Offender Guidelines From Order to Violation (From Restitution Programs in Juvenile and Family Court, 1982, Tape R-12 - See NCJ-91403)
Author(s): J Tolan; A Oleisky; T Armstrong
Date Published: 1982
Sponsoring Agency: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
Sale Source: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Workshop presentations discuss the definition of the serious juvenile offender, identifying such offenders, and guidelines for using restitution with such offenders.
Abstract: One speaker explores the definitional issues regarding the serious offender, concluding that the severity of an offense will be determined by the value systems and particular crime problems experienced by a given community; however, repetitive offending is considered a serious problem in all communities. One presenter, who is a judge, lists his general criteria for determining a serious offender as related to age, whether the offender acted alone or in a gang, whether the crime occurred at night or in the daytime, and the nature of school performance. It is advised that the prediction of dangerousness is generally not reliable; however the repetition of violent offenses is a strong indication of dangerousness. It is concluded that one violent crime against a person, unless particularly heinous, should not disqualify a juvenile from community-based restitution. Where it is deemed that person should be confined in the interest of protecting the public, it is suggested that restitution might be made a condition for shortening the sentence and be made a part of a work release program. Restitution as a condition of parole is also suggested.
Index Term(s): Habitual offenders; Restitution; Violent juvenile offenders
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