The State and County Council at the University of North Carolina, September 15-20, 1919

The State and County Council at the University of North Carolina, September 15-20, 1919

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...same procedure. That has happened so much that I am sure you are all familiar with it. ' We are trying to get away from such a system. We want to help the individual, particularly the child, for whom the law should be the last resort; and we are doing it by means of the juvenile court. "The juvenile court is the means whereby it is found that dependent, neglected, and delinquent children can best be saved from lives of failure and grow into useful and law abiding citizens. This is very good for the child. All will admit it. It is equally good for society. Paupers and criminals are liabilities to tax-payers. Law-abiding citizens are an asset. "The juvenile court principle is being applied now all over the United States and in foreign countries. It is one of the great forward steps of the age; it can no more be checked than the public school; it is here to stay and to be improved. ' The juvenile court can't save every child. But it has been proved that when the system is properly carried out it will save 75 per cent of them. That is more than worth the money. "It costs the taxpayers ten times more to capture, try, punish, and maintain an adult criminal than it does to save a juvenile delinquent. "All the children in North Carolina under sixteen years of age who are delinquent, neglected, or dependent, arc under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court. ' Every juvenile court has a probation officer whose business it is to investigate every case of such children, lay the facts before the judge, and then carry out the decision of the court. ' This is probation work. The court stands in the relation of parent to such children, and will discipline, guide and control them through probation, just as a wise father would....
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781139
  • 9781236781130