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NCJ Number: 97297 Find in a Library
Title: Report of the International Preparatory Meeting for the Seventh United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders on Topic 4 - 'Youth , Crime and Justice', Beijing, May 14-18, 1984
Corporate Author: United Nations
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 25
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Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United Nations
Annotation: This report on the 1984 Interregional Meeting for the Seventh U.N. Congress on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders summarizes speeches and discussions that addressed juvenile delinquency in the context of changing socioeconomic conditions, prevention and control strategies, and juvenile justice systems.
Abstract: Conference participants identified two key factors in youth criminality: widespread structural unemployment and underemployment and youths' feelings that they are marginal to the political decisions taken on legal, economic, and social issues. Also discussed were the roles of the family and school in socializing young people and problems facing urban youth. Participants explored the nature and extent of youth criminality, with attention to unreported crime, drug abuse, violent crime in urban areas, the impact of mass media, and cross-cultural influences brought about by new technology. Other topics covered were the need for a more integrated topics covered were the need for a more integrated approach to delinquency, governmental aid for exploited and abandoned children, contemporary approaches to juvenile justice processes, and standards for the administration of juvenile justice. Recommendations, a list of participants, references, and a list of papers presented.
Main Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile dependency and neglect
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