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NCJ Number: 97934 Find in a Library
Title: Quebec 'Law 24' - Its Political and Ideological Stakes
Journal: Crime and Justice  Volume:7/8  Issue:3/4  Dated:(1979/1980)  Pages:232-238
Author(s): S Vallieres
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 7
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: French
Country: Canada
Annotation: A study was conducted to examine the ideological and political issues in debates surrounding the implementation of a issues in debates surrounding the implementation of a new law (Law 24) for the protection of youth in Quebec Province, Canada.
Abstract: Exploratory interviews were conducted with various professionals within the juvenile justice system. An examination of the positions defended by social workers, judges, and lawyers reveals that the opposition between the positions adopted by these professionals was only superficially ideological. Rather, the most important confrontation among these groups with respect to the implementation of the new law had its basis in vested professional interests. Provided are 14 references. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Attitudes; Child protection laws; Juvenile courts; Juvenile justice research; Quebec; Role perception
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