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Social Rehabilitation of Minors in the United States of America
Social Rehabilitation of Minors in the United States of America

Author(s): Agnieszka Barczykowska, Sonia Dzierzyńska-Breś MA
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Educational Psychology
Published by: Fundacja Pedagogium
Keywords: justice system; institution; rule; social rehabilitation; history

Summary/Abstract: The United States of America was one of the first countries in the world, which at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth century took to building the justice and social rehabilitation system for minors. To date, many reforms have been made, initiated by a variety of circumstances, with their participation. Currently, due to the increase in juvenile criminality, the high costs and low efficiency, questions are posed about the future of the American social rehabilitation system. Next to the typical social rehabilitation trends, ideas of strict punishment of juveniles, on an equal footing with adults, are being implemented. In light of the above, this article is to show the historical and institutional conditions of actions undertaken towards minors, and an attempt to answer the question of what direction the American juvenile social rehabilitation system is heading.

  • Issue Year: 9/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 201-214
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English