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Some Final Remarks on Working with Young Offenders

Francis Wing-lin Lee

in Nurturing Pillars of Society

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9789888028801
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207226 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028801.003.0017
Some Final Remarks on Working with Young Offenders

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In putting a stop to the criminalization process, the gradual procession in which a juvenile delinquent develops into an adult criminal because of insufficient intervention, intermediate intervention is employed. This program enables the court to require attendance in one or more treatment groups for the probation order of a young offender. Effective rehabilitation and aftercare supervision involve measuring the effects of these programs through analyzing both hard and soft data. Whether these supervision measures are based on group guidance or individual work or interviews, mutual trust proves to be an integral factor. Before a consensus is arrived at regarding the most appropriate RJ measures, it is important that a mixed criminal justice model be continuously applied. This chapter emphasizes the need for utilizing CBTs, participation in therapeutic treatment groups, and support for these groups.

Keywords: criminalization process; intermediate intervention; rehabilitation; aftercare supervision; RJ measure; CBTs; therapeutic treatment groups; support

Chapter.  1321 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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