CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 14, 1975
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(Studio) Juvenile crime on sharp increase
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Warwick, New York) Spoffard jail holds most New York juvenile offenders; 7 new inductees shown. [New York assemblyman Joseph LENTOL - says adult population becoming afraid of children.] In 1974, 108 children brought to Spoffard on homicide charges. Juvenile arrests for entire nation have incrd. 1600% in past 20 years Possible reasons for this increase discussed. Mbrs. of New York City gang ranging in ages from 11 to 15 interviewed. Good look taken at New York family court [New York City family court Judge Joseph WILLIAMS - believes juvenile criminal gets no treatment and very little rehabilitation.] Legislative proposals cropping up everywhere for tougher treatment of juvenile criminals. [Office of special services for children Carol PARRY - believes change in juvenile treatment would virtually write them off as lost individuals.] [New York assemblyman Alfred DELLI BOVI - says society must be considered; victims of juvenile crimes have rights too.] [PARRY - believes whole issue boils down to punishment deterring crime.] Look taken at Warwick, New York, rehabilitation center for juvenile criminals. Officials admit there's strong pressure to send kids home. [State division for youth Charles KING - says the only way to get child into Warwick is squeeze another 1 out.] Police, judges, social workers all agree present system not working.
REPORTER: David Culhane; ARTIST: No artist given
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