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NCJ Number: 91418 Find in a Library
Title: Research and the Serious Juvenile Offender
Corporate Author: National College of Juvenile Justice
University of Nevada
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Sponsoring Agency: National College of Juvenile Justice
Reno, NV 89507
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
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The research projects discussed focus on some aspect of dealing with the serious juvenile offender, including the prevention of serious juvenile crime, the relationship of juvenile delinquency careers to adult criminality, community-based intervention strategies for serious juvenile offenders, handling the violent and mentally ill juvenile offender, and the transfer of juveniles to adult courts.
Abstract: One presentation discusses the theory of delinquency used to develop juvenile delinquency prevention programs at a number of selected sites throughout the country as well as the selection and implementation of program components derived from the theory, while another lecture reports on the relationship of juvenile delinquency patterns to adult criminality as examined in a longitudinal cohort study in Racine, Wis. A basic research project described focused on the difference between the coping skills of delinquent and nondelinquent youth, using self-reported delinquency data, demographic data, and an attitudinal scale. The use of small secure care units at juvenile training schools is explored, including the effectiveness of such programs compared to handling serious juvenile offenders in context of the general training school population. A study of community-based programs used with serious juvenile offenders found them to provide control through intensive supervision and tight program scheduling while providing the opportunity for developing reintegration skills and experiences. The use of restitution programs with serious juvenile offenders is also explored. For individual presentations, see NCJ 91419-26.
Index Term(s): Habitual offenders; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Research; Violent juvenile offenders; Workshops and seminars
Note: Consists of 15 audiocassettes. National Seminar held January 9-12, 1983, Reno, Nevada.
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