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YOU BE THE JUDGE

NCJ Number
30001
Author(s)
ANON
Date Published
Unknown
Length
0 pages
Annotation
DIRECTED TOWARDS A YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL AND JUNIOR HIGH AUDIENCE, THIS FILM SHOWS THREE INCIDENCES OF JUVENILE CRIMINALITY OR STATUS OFFENSES, THEN ASKS THE VIEWER TO JUDGE THE CASES BEFORE THE DISPOSITIONS ARE REVEALED.
Abstract
TWO SISTERS ARE CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING, A YOUNG TRUANT IS CAUGHT, AND A JUNIOR-HIGH DRUG SALE IS HALTED IN PROGRESS. THE DISPOSITIONS SEEM TO REFLECT THE MESSAGE THAT REPEATED OFFENSES ARE DEALT WITH HARSHLY. THE TRUANT AND THE DRUG DEALER WERE COMMITTED TO THE YOUTH AUTHORITY WHILE THE FIRST-TIME SHOPLIFTERS WERE RELEASED.