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NCJ Number: 99174 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Law and You
Author(s): J Galway; C Boldwell; J Reitert
Corporate Author: California Judges Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: California Judges Assoc
San Francisco, CA 94105
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Walt Disney Educational Media Co
Cranford, NJ 07016
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Walt Disney Educational Media Co
11 Quine Street
Cranford, NJ 07016
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This film traces the path of three youths as their cases are processed through California's juvenile justice system.
Abstract: The three youths arrived in the juvenile justice system for different reasons. The young repeat offender white male was charged with having beaten a woman and stolen her purse. The young girl was in dependency court because the court was deciding whether to seperate her from her mother after the mother's boyfriend had repeatedly beaten her. The young alcoholic black youth was in juvenile court after having stolen a radio from a department store. In tracing these cases through the system, judges, district attorneys, defense attorneys, and probation officers are interviewed extensively. These interviews focus on both the operational aspects and objectives sought at each step in the system. Although over 40 percent of those currently being processed in the juvenile justice system are recidivists, the film concludes that the juvenile justice system does all it can to help juvenile offenders and that the these juveniles ultimately are responsible for their actions.
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice system
Index Term(s): California; Domestic assault; Films; Juvenile case management; Juvenile shoplifting; Mugging; Underage Drinking
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