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postgraduate thesis: Should the discretion scheme administered by entities other than the Police so as to ensure a better diversionary treatment for young offenders?

TitleShould the discretion scheme administered by entities other than the Police so as to ensure a better diversionary treatment for young offenders?
Authors
Issue Date2016
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Au, P. F. [區佩珊], Dungey, D. E. [鄧志琛], Ho, M. A. [何明慧]. (2016). Should the discretion scheme administered by entities other than the Police so as to ensure a better diversionary treatment for young offenders?. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractIn Hong Kong, the Police Superintendent’s Discretion Scheme (“the Scheme”) has been adopted by the Hong Kong Police Force as a non-punishment option to deal with young offenders who have committed relatively minor offences. This current study aimed to explore the effectiveness of the Scheme and whether the police should remain the appropriate entity to continue administering the Scheme, by drawing findings from qualitative interviews, a literature review, and secondary data findings. The study shows that whilst the Scheme and its post-caution services are considered not fully capable of achieving the objectives of the restorative justice ideologies, it is considered to be effective in offering an extra option to deal with young offenders who commit minor offences. Whilst most stakeholders consider that the police should remain the appropriate entity for the Scheme, they offer practical suggestions to refine the Scheme which will be elaborated in the paper.
DegreeMaster of Social Sciences
SubjectChina - Police services for juveniles - Hong Kong
China - Juvenile justice, Administration of - Hong Kong
Dept/ProgramCriminology
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/249818

 

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dc.contributor.authorAu, Pui-san, Fanny-
dc.contributor.author區佩珊-
dc.contributor.authorDungey, Daniel Edward-
dc.contributor.author鄧志琛-
dc.contributor.authorHo, Ming-wai Alisa-
dc.contributor.author何明慧-
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-19T09:27:24Z-
dc.date.available2017-12-19T09:27:24Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationAu, P. F. [區佩珊], Dungey, D. E. [鄧志琛], Ho, M. A. [何明慧]. (2016). Should the discretion scheme administered by entities other than the Police so as to ensure a better diversionary treatment for young offenders?. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/249818-
dc.description.abstractIn Hong Kong, the Police Superintendent’s Discretion Scheme (“the Scheme”) has been adopted by the Hong Kong Police Force as a non-punishment option to deal with young offenders who have committed relatively minor offences. This current study aimed to explore the effectiveness of the Scheme and whether the police should remain the appropriate entity to continue administering the Scheme, by drawing findings from qualitative interviews, a literature review, and secondary data findings. The study shows that whilst the Scheme and its post-caution services are considered not fully capable of achieving the objectives of the restorative justice ideologies, it is considered to be effective in offering an extra option to deal with young offenders who commit minor offences. Whilst most stakeholders consider that the police should remain the appropriate entity for the Scheme, they offer practical suggestions to refine the Scheme which will be elaborated in the paper. -
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subject.lcshChina - Police services for juveniles - Hong Kong-
dc.subject.lcshChina - Juvenile justice, Administration of - Hong Kong-
dc.titleShould the discretion scheme administered by entities other than the Police so as to ensure a better diversionary treatment for young offenders?-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Social Sciences-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineCriminology-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.date.hkucongregation2016-
dc.identifier.mmsid991043959699803414-

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