ERIC Number: ED079659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
The Juvenile Court: A Status Report.
National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Center for Studies of Crime and Delinquency.
This brief monograph provides an historical perspective of the development of juvenile courts which, instead of developing as intended, have become paternalistic and punitive, paralleling the impact of a criminal court. The report examines the jurisdiction of the juvenile court as an organization, its judicial and prejudicial procedures, its use of detention, and its transfer of offenders to the adult criminal justice system. In conclusion, the report finds that, although the battle for procedural reform of the juvenile court has basically been won, nothing in the procedural revolution will: (1) keep runaways out of the institutions; (2) renovate uninhabitable housing which gives birth to so many juvenile problems; or (3) persuade parents to stop filing complaints of ungovernability on their children. The juvenile courts will continue to serve as the public repository of the private sector's failures. The need now is to examine seriously those conditions that produce a system that is not only unjust, but unsuccessful. (Author/LAA)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Delinquency, Due Process, Federal Legislation, History, Juvenile Courts, Laws, Youth Problems
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (HC-$0.35) Stock No. (HSM) 73-9073
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Center for Studies of Crime and Delinquency.
Note: Formerly DHEW-Pub-HSM-72-9115