ERIC Number: ED227265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Facts about Youth and Delinquency. A Citizen's Guide to Juvenile Justice.
Rosenthal, Richard S.; Smith, Jacqueline J.
This booklet provides a brief introduction to the juvenile justice system, in lay person's terms, for parents of juveniles in trouble and other nonprofessionals, such as merchants, teachers, and the general public. The booklet begins with some basic information about juvenile crime and the juvenile justice system, followed by answers to some frequently asked questions. Included is a list of resource organizations and agencies that can help the reader find answers to other questions as well as a suggested reading list. A chart of the juvenile justice system in 1979 helps to clarify the process from intake to case disposition in graphic format. A glossary of frequently used words also is provided in the booklet. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Court Litigation, Courts, Crime, Definitions, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Guidelines, Juvenile Courts, Program Implementation, Resources
NCJRS-SIP Program, Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20850 (Order No. NCJ-83888, single copies free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Aspen Systems Corp., Germantown, MD.; National Criminal Justice Reference Service, Rockville, MD.