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Focus (Parental Accountability) #571826

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 13, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Juvenile crime statistics outlined on screen.

(Los Angeles: Bill Lagattuta) Issue of "parental accountability," in which parents are held accountable for criminal actions of their children, examined; case studies cited. [Alexandria, Virginia, Mayor James MORAN - says parents must help kids obey the law.] Parenting classes for mothers in gang neighborhoods in Los Angeles shown. [Deputy city attorney Robert FERBER, USC law professor Erwin CHERMERINSKY, mother Debbie McGINNISS - comment on issue of parent liability.] Further cases in which seemingly radical solutions to crime problems are being tried cited.

Lagattuta, Bill;
Utley, Garrick

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