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NCJ Number: 99749 Find in a Library
Title: Why Deinstitutionalizing Status Offenders Is Pointless
Journal: Crime and Delinquency  Volume:31  Issue:4  Dated:(October 1985)  Pages:501-517
Author(s): C H Logan; S P Rausch
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 17
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A program to remove status offenders from secure facilities is evaluated in terms of both immediate objectives and underlying philosophy.
Abstract: We find only mixed success, at best, in achievement of immediate goals, while a critical examination of philosophical assumptions behind the national deinstitutionalization movement reveals inherent confusions and contradictions that make pointless any program that attempts deinstitutionalization without decriminalization and divestiture. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Connecticut; Juvenile court diversion; Status offender deinstitutionalization
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