Diverting potential and actual juvenile offenders from the court system
Which court to deal with the juvenile offender?
The juvenile court - Principles, procedures and practices
Deciding on the best dispositional orders to make
Dispositional orders : options
Post-order : monitoring and ensuring compliance
Stories from the case files of the Probation Services Branch and the Juvenile Homes Branch
Appendix A. Orders which can be made against the juvenile offender by the juvenile court
Appendix B. Outcomes of 18 SGJC cases (2003-2012).
The guiding philosophy of the juvenile justice system is that the rehabilitation of the juvenile offender is the best way to prevent him from re-offending. The task of rehabilitation involves re-integrating the juvenile offender with his family and the community. It requires him to take responsibility both for his wrongdoing and his future. This is an effort involving many parties, not least the juvenile offender himself. This book explores the roles played by the various parties in the rehabilitation of the juvenile offender, including probation officers, social workers, institutional staff, his school, parents, extended family, and so on. It also covers the legal principles, case law, procedures and processes in the arena of juvenile crime, and shows how the juvenile justice system is designed to advance and promote the rehabilitation philosophy. Packed with comprehensive and useful information and insights, analyses of reported cases, as well as case studies of juvenile offenders, this book will be a useful guide and resource for anyone who is interested in learning about the Singapore juvenile justice system. Highlights : analyses juvenile arrest cases over the past decade, details the workings of the juvenile justice system and roles played by its numerous stakeholders, tackles various technical legal issues unique to juvenile law, provides case studies of actual juvenile offenders, presents statistics (including ones not currently publicly available) on the recidivism rates of juvenile offenders.
Singapore's judiciary is known for its efficiency, technological sophistication, and accessibility. The outstanding functioning of the system is quite an achievement given that, as recently as 1989, the system was marked by delays, lack of access, high costs, and weak administrative capacities, among other problems. Improvements to Singapore's judiciary system have been achieved through judiciaryled reforms, which include a combination of organizational, procedural, administrative, cultural, and legal measures. Judiciary-Led Reforms in Singapore describes Singapore's justice system including the conceptual framework for judicial reforms in Singapore. This book highlights the process used for judiciary-led reforms and identifies salient aspects of the strategy, vision, leadership, and action plans. It also provides eight strategies adopted to improve the system. The last section offers an analysis of various group's perceptions of the system and evaluates the systems performance. (source: Nielsen Book Data)