ERIC Number: EJ541946
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Juvenile Justice System: At the Crossroads.
Simms, Stuart O.
Update on Law-Related Education, v21 n2 p7-8 Spr 1997
Describes the current state of juvenile criminal justice programs and the historical and legal precedents that created it. The current system rests on concepts of confidentiality, due process, and alternatives to jail. Many states are considering modifying aspects of these because of the increase in juvenile crime. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Rights, Crime, Crime Prevention, Criminal Law, Delinquency, Democratic Values, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Freedom, Juvenile Courts, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement, Law Related Education, Social Control, Social Problems, Social Studies, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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