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NCJ Number: 99092 Find in a Library
Title: Quest for a Better System and Administration of Juvenile Justice - The Case of Fiji (From Report for 1983 and Resource Material Series Number 25, P 122-131, 1984)
Author(s): E V Tavai
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 10
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Annotation: This paper briefly describes Fiji's general court system and the juvenile justice system, juvenile processing (case investigation, prosecution, adjudication, and treatment), juvenile crime patterns, and specific problems in the operation of Fiji's juvenile justice system.
Abstract: The discussion of Fiji's juvenile justice system focuses on the principal juvenile statute, the age of criminal responsibility, police options in processing juveniles, and legislative mandates of the police prosecution of juveniles. The juvenile treatment philosophy is reviewed, including the care, protection, or control of juveniles in need of supervision. Law and procedures governing juvenile probation are also reviewed. The analysis of juvenile crime patterns focuses on the years 1977-82 and encompasses aggregate offenses and offenses classified as against property, against persons, and against morality. The discussion of specific problems of the juvenile justice system and its administration pertains to investigation, prosecution, adjudication, interagency cooperation, and treatment. Tabular data on juvenile crime patterns are provided.
Index Term(s): Court structure; Fiji Islands; Foreign courts; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile crime patterns; Juvenile probation; Juvenile processing; Juvenile sentencing; Juvenile treatment methods
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