PANEL MEMBERS' ATTITUDES TOWARDS JUSTICE: An Assessment

The Scottish juvenile justice programme is unique, in that it deals with juvenile offenders in an informal discussion setting with volunteers, the panel members, making the effective decisions concerning the appropriate care for each child. This study focusses on the panel members and their attitude...

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Published in:The British journal of criminology
Main Author: Ollenburger, J. C. (Author)
Format: Print Article
Language:English
Published: 1986
In:The British journal of criminology
Year: 1986, Volume: 26, Issue: 4, Pages: 372-384
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Summary:The Scottish juvenile justice programme is unique, in that it deals with juvenile offenders in an informal discussion setting with volunteers, the panel members, making the effective decisions concerning the appropriate care for each child. This study focusses on the panel members and their attitudes towards justice. Out of 1,600 panel members in Scotland, a random sample of 301 was chosen. A questionnaire, consisting of a Likert attitude scale and various background questions, was mailed to each panel member in the sample. The findings have shown that the education, occupation and sex of the panel members are all important influences on their attitudes towards justice
ISSN:0007-0955