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ERIC Number: ED464023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Courts in Law-Related Education. ERIC Digest.
Nessel, Paula A.
Youth courts, comprising teen courts, peer juries, peer courts, student courts, and other courts wherein juveniles sentence juvenile respondents, have rapidly gained popularity. In 1991 there were over 50 youth courts in 14 states. By 2002, the number of youth courts grew to more than 850 in 46 states and the District of Columbia. This digest discusses: (1) types and functions of youth courts; (2) the relationship of youth courts to law-related education; (3) student courts in schools; (4) educational effects of youth courts; and (5) the National Youth Court Center. (Contains 14 references.) (BT)
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.