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Juvenile justice in Canada : a comparative study / by Nicholas Bala and Raymond Corrado.

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Public Safety Canada Library

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Alternate Title

National study on the functioning of the juvenile court.
La justice pour mineurs au Canada.

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Bibliography

Bibliographical references included in footnotes: p. 155-181.

Description

vii, 281 p. ; 18 cm.

Note

Also published in French under title: La justice pour mineurs au Canada : étude comparée.
"This is the initial report from the National Study on the Functioning of the Juvenile court in Canada." -- p. i.
"A report funded by and prepared for the Research Division, Programs Branch, Ministry Secretariat, Solicitor General Canada." -- t.p.
Available also in electronic format.

Summary

This is the initial report from the National Study, carried out in 1981-82, on the functioning of the Juvenile Court in Canada. It provides a description of the operation of the juvenile justice system at six principal sites (Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver) and offers some of the preliminary quantitative data collected in the course of the study.

Subject

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Contents

I. Introduction -- II. The national study on the functioning of the juvenile court -- III. Scope of this report -- IV. The jurisdiction of the juvenile court -- 1. Legal mandate of the jevenile court -- 2. Offence Jurisdiction -- 3. Age Jurisdiction -- 4. Juvenile justice and the child welfare system -- V. Juveniles before the court -- 1. Sex -- 2. Age -- 3. Race -- 4. Language -- 5. Prior juvenile record -- 6. Number of charges -- VI. Those who work in the juvenile court -- 1. Judges -- 2. Justices of the Peace -- 3. Court staff -- 4. Prosecutors -- 5. Police -- 6. School Board Liaison Officers -- 7. Child welfare agencies -- 8. Probation officers -- 9. Quebec's Director of Youth Protection -- 10. Psychiatric and psychological assessments -- 11. Other court services -- 12. Community monitoring bodies -- 13. Legal representation for juveniles. --
VII. Juvenile court facilities -- VIII. Procedures prior to the juvenile court hearing -- 1. Police investigation -- 2. Fingerprinting and photographs -- 3. Police screening -- 4. Commencing a prosecution -- 5. diversion and pre-court inquiries -- 6. Pre-adjudication detention -- IX. The juvenile court hearing -- 1. Summary proceeding -- 2. Appearance in court and adjournment -- 3. Arraignment and plea -- 4. Plea bargaining -- 5. Jurisdiction - notice to parents & age -- 6. Presence of parents at hearings -- 7. Guilty pleas -- 8. Not guilty pleas -- 9. Transfer to adult court -- 10. Number and type of hearing -- X. Disposition -- 1. The disposition hearing -- 2. Dispositions under the Juvenile Delinquents Act -- 3. Dispositonal alternatives - the juvenile remaining at home -- 4. Reviews and rehearings -- 5. Dispositional alternatives - the juvenile removed from his home -- 6. Naional Study dispositions -- XI. Appeals -- XII. Records -- XIII. Conclusions.

Series

Canada. Ministry of the Solicitor General. Programs Branch. Technical report ; no. 5.

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