ERIC Number: ED256146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Prevalence of Handicapped Juveniles in the Justice System: A Survey of the Literature.
Part of a study on the link between LD (learning disabilities) and delinquency, the paper summarizes the literature on the prevalence of handicapped juveniles in the justice system. Following a review of methodological limitations in the literature, the paper summarizes findings about the prevalence of emotional disturbances, mental retardation and LD in juveniles in the justice system. It was concluded that the prevalence of handicapped juveniles in the justice system is significant and presents complex problems. Recommendations center on the needs for uniform definitions and operational criteria for handicapping conditions, for systematic early identification and intervention for at-risk children, and for better coordination of services between the systems. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research and Development Training Institutes, Phoenix, AZ.
Note: Edited from Written Testimony for the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families. For related documents, see EC 172 545-546.