By Cheryl L. Maxson, Malcolm W. Klein
This publication presents an outline of the dominant philosophical methods and practices in dealing with prestige offenders--those young children who habitually face up to the keep watch over in their mom and dad and colleges, who run clear of domestic, who drink and remain out after curfew. the 3 simple and competing social philosophies in responding to those afflicted and problematical youths--discussed at size during this book--are often called the therapy, deterrence, and normalization rationales. In reading those philosophies, the authors examine the standard and volume of reaction to and for prestige offenders at area people carrier retailers in seven various towns. during this manner, Maxson and Klein may be able to be sure no matter if such reaction practices conform with the ideological thrusts embedded in country legislation.
The effects will shock many legislative and early life provider coverage execs. enterprise features, service-delivery styles, and adolescence consumers do certainly mirror the therapy, deterrence, and normalization rationales, yet in ways in which have little referring to the dominant philosophies embodied via kingdom legislation.
Special chapters are dedicated to these minors probably to slide throughout the safety-net of teenage provider --chronic runaways and road young ones. The authors talk about the consequences in their findings for lawmakers and coverage builders.
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In Asia, it is generally seen as a family and community problem, to be dealt with by informal means of social control. On both those continents, status offenders are not a recognized legal category as they have been in the United States. Slowly—very slowly, and inconsistently—the United States is moving toward the European model, the welfare approach. With a few exceptions, most states are not capable of moving to the Asian, informal social control approach. In the following chapter, we will provide two sets of material.
For practitioners, children are moving targets; status offenders are ambiguous moving targets; and runaways are especially challenging, ambiguous moving targets. They resist efforts to help them, yet they are most likely to be victims, and are seen as requiring help. Worse yet, some of them conjure up the image of Huckleberry Finn, an image we find secretly appealing. As youth helpers, are we best to leave them alone for fear of overreacting, to treat them as disturbed, troubled youth requiring therapy, or to treat them as potential delinquents who need sanctioning?
Three legislators represented the modal positions: Julian Dixon for serious offenders, Alan Sieroty for status offenders, and Art Torres for a midposition. The 1976 legislature was approaching adjournment, so Sieroty, the committee chairman, sat down with five other committee members for lunch on the day of the final hearings. He presented the twelve principal provisions of the three competing bills, with the rule that four out of six votes would place a provision in the final, single bill, AB 3121.
Responding to Troubled Youth by Cheryl L. Maxson, Malcolm W. Klein