oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Historical development of the American judicial and Swedish administrative approaches to juvenile justice

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



This article attempts to examine historical and sociological interactions which have impacted upon differing societies' attempts to resolve the problem of juvenile disposition through differing methods with different primary goals in the forefront. Then, using the American system of juvenile courts as an example of the judicial objective, and the Swedish system of child welfare boards as an example of the administrative objective, the author shows how each has proposed to come to grips with the problem of juvenile delinquency and crime.

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