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NCJ Number: 99661 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Justice Pre-Court Tribunal at Work
Journal: Howard Journal  Volume:24  Issue:3  Dated:(August 1985)  Pages:213-228
Author(s): J Pratt; R Grimshaw
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 16
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper has as its focus a largely neglected, but growing area of juvenile justice: the structure and practice of a pre-court tribunal.
Abstract: Although the ostensible purpose of the body that is the subject of this analysis is to exercise a discretion as to whether or not families should be taken to court because of a child's non-attendance at school, we here argue that its underlying purpose can be interpreted as upholding and ensuring commitment to a normative view of the world which may bear little relation to the world as it really is for those appearing before the tribunal. The process by which this task is achieved is documented and is followed by a discussion of the issues that this raises for the administration of justice in this area. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Family intervention programs; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile status offenses; Truancy
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