ERIC Number: ED059144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Legal Guide for Alaska Youth.
Nesbitt, Buell, Ed.; And Others
This legal guide, developed by the Alaska Congress of Parents and Teachers, is intended for young citizens and parents to advise youth of their civil rights and explain what constitutes a criminal offense. The aim is to objectively state the law in understandable terms. The book is arranged in four sections. Section one explains the legal rights of Alaskan juveniles; section two points out that personal cumulative records are kept of an individual from birth through school and that court records can adversely affect one's future; section three defines the following terms, each in a short paragraph, as they relate to juveniles; civil law, criminal law, felonies, misdemeanors, sentence, probation, parole, juvenile, minor, ward of the court, delinquent, dependent, and juvenile court; section four, the largest section, outlines laws commonly affecting juveniles as an aid in protecting youth. A generalized flow chart of the juvenile court process for delinquents is included. (SJM)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Civil Liberties, Curriculum Guides, Delinquency Prevention, Junior High School Students, Juvenile Courts, Law Enforcement, Laws, Legal Education, Legal Responsibility, Secondary Education, State Legislation, Youth, Youth Problems
Information & Education Section, State Dept. of Health and Welfare, Pouch H, Juneau, Alaska 99801
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Congress of Parents and Teachers, Juneau.