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A Cross-Sectional Empirical Study Of The Policy Perspective Of American State Juvenile Justice Law Codes , James Mcgaha Jan 1993

A Cross-Sectional Empirical Study Of The Policy Perspective Of American State Juvenile Justice Law Codes , James Mcgaha

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This study describes a dichotomized juvenile justice policy, which at the surface preserves the myth of a non-punitive and prevention-oriented system, but analysis reveals the policy perspective of the American state juvenile justice law codes to be punitive nationwide. The absence of Sociological Prevention (non-punitive, systemic change oriented emphasis) across codes nationally suggests further support for the dominance of the punitive perspectives. A separate analysis of California, Illinois, and Iowa codes provides added support for the punitive perspective;Purpose of the study. The purpose of this study is to show the contrasting nature of the juvenile justice policy perspectives. Utilizing ...


Explaining International Voluntary Cooperation Under Anarchy: An Analysis Of Emergent Norm Governed Behavior As Substitute For A Global Sovereign , Daniel Steven Bahr Jan 1990

Explaining International Voluntary Cooperation Under Anarchy: An Analysis Of Emergent Norm Governed Behavior As Substitute For A Global Sovereign , Daniel Steven Bahr

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

How can cooperation among states be explained? This study investigates the emergence of norms of cooperation at the international level. It utilizes superordinate conditions to explain voluntary cooperation among state in the absence of a sovereign;Literature relating to the generation of norms at the international level are reviewed from the areas of sociology, social psychology, game theory, and regime theory. Based on the review of the literature, a model employing superordinate goal theory is developed, along with independent and dependent variables;A data set consisting of 26 cases is developed from three category areas covering environmental, economic, and political ...