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ERIC Number: EJ1122525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2194-654X
Juvenile Justice in Milwaukee
Williams, Gary L.; Greer, Lanetta
Multicultural Learning and Teaching, v5 n2 p49-59 Sep 2010
Historically, there have been several attempts made to address issues surrounding juvenile delinquency. The Wisconsin Legislature outlines the objectives of the juvenile justice system in the Juvenile Justice Code in s. 939.01, ?to promote a juvenile justice system capable of dealing with the problem of juvenile delinquency, a system which will protect the community, impose accountability for violations of law and equip juvenile offenders with competencies to live responsibly and productively.? From this definition alone, one can predict how complex and contradictory strategies to prevent juvenile crime have become. For example, how is delinquency or delinquent behavior described? Who needs protecting the most in communities and what happens when juveniles are waived to adult court? Who is to blame for past and current policies that have been unsuccessful in addressing this issue? More importantly, is society equipping children and youth with competencies to live responsibly and productively or are urban youth targeted in an effort to remove and exclude them physically and mentally from society? This article answers these questions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
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