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Accession Number PB2013-108163
Title Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 462p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Recent research on adolescent development has underscored important behavioral differences between adults and adolescents with direct bearing on the design and operation of the justice system, raising doubts about the core assumptions driving the criminalization of juvenile justice policy in the last decades of the 20th century. It was in this context that the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) asked the National Research Council to convene a committee to conduct a study of juvenile justice reform. The committees charge was to review recent advances in behavioral and neuroscience research and draw out the implications of this knowledge for juvenile justice reform, to assess the new generation of reform activities occurring in the United States, and to assess the performance of OJJDP in carrying out its statutory mission as well as its potential role in supporting scientifically based reform efforts.
Keywords Adolescents
Crime reduction
Crimes
Justice
Juvenile Justice System
Juveniles
Offenders
Reform
Youth

 
Source Agency Office of Justice Programs.
National Academy of Science National Research Council
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
43 - Problem Solving Information for State & Local Governments
91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
Corporate Author National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number JDOJP-2009-JF-FX-0102

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