Decision Making within Juvenile Justice Systems

  • Robert D. Hoge
  • D. A. Andrews
Part of the Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology Library book series (FPPL)


We have seen that the treatment of the individual offender within the juvenile justice system may be represented as a series of decisions that occur between the initial police contact through the disposition phase of processing. We have also seen that a number of components are implicit within this decision process:
  1. 1.

    The acceptance of certain goals for the justice system

  2. 2.

    Assumptions about the way in which various alternative courses of action relate to the goals

  3. 3.

    Judgments about the clients and their bearing on these assumptions

  4. 4.

    Final decisions among the alternatives



Mental Health Professional Criminal Activity Young Person Juvenile Justice System Probation Officer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert D. Hoge
    • 1
  • D. A. Andrews
    • 1
  1. 1.Carleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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