Off School, In Court: An Experimental and Psychiatric Investigation of Severe School Attendance Problems by Ian BergOff School, In Court: An Experimental and Psychiatric Investigation of Severe School Attendance Problems by Ian Berg

Off School, In Court: An Experimental and Psychiatric Investigation of Severe School Attendance…

byIan Berg, Imogen Brown, Roy Hullin

Paperback | November 5, 2011

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This book is concerned with an investigation of severe school attendance problems. The purpose of this study is to integrate and synthesize related research carried out over the last ten years on this important social problem. The research describes the first use of randomly controlled trials by the courts in Great Britain and the psychiatric assessment of a non-clinical population of poor attenders. The approach provides new and interesting data and a good methodological example of the use of randomized experiments by the courts.
Title:Off School, In Court: An Experimental and Psychiatric Investigation of Severe School Attendance…Format:PaperbackDimensions:142 pagesPublished:November 5, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1461283914

ISBN - 13:9781461283911

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Table of Contents

1 Compulsory Education and Failure to Go to School.- Origins of Compulsory Education in Britain.- Compulsory Education Today.- Absence from School.- Reluctance to Attend School.- Truancy.- School Refusal.- School Withdrawal.- Excessive Absence from School.- The Management of Truancy.- References.- 2 Juvenile Courts and Truancy.- Delinquency and Truancy.- School Attendance, Visits by Education Welfare Officers, and Care Proceedings.- Other Studies.- Role of the Courts in Truancy.- References.- 3 Truancy and the Juvenile Courts in Leeds.- Legal Sanctions.- From First Absence to Court Proceedings.- Adjournment Procedure.- A Case Is Proved.- Evidence of Attendance.- Nonappearance in Court.- A Random Trial in Operation.- 4 Supervision or Adjournment?.- A Retrospective Comparison.- A Randomly Controlled Trial.- Implications.- Criticism.- References.- 5 Frequency of Adjournment.- Two Varieties of Adjournment and a Letters Procedure.- Continuing Adjournment and No Order Made.- Comments.- References.- 6 Interviews.- Social Reports.- A Systematic Enquiry.- Effects of Interviews.- References.- 7 Are Interim-Care Orders a Necessary Part of the Adjournment System?.- Evaluation of Interim-Care Orders.- Comments.- Predictors of Success.- References.- 8 Features of Severe School Attendance Problems.- The Procedure.- Reliability.- Principal Component Analysis.- Findings.- Features of School Attendance Categories.- EWO Questionnaire.- Comments.- References.- 9 The Use of the Randomized Experiment to Evaluate Alternative Court Disposals.- Ethics of Social Experimentation.- Random Allocation of Judicial Measures.- Consent.- Privacy and Confidentiality.- Public Scrutiny.- Report of the Federal Judicial Center Advisory Committee on Experimentation in the Law.- References.- Legal Case References.- 10 The Leeds Truancy Project: A Magistrate's View.- How the Investigation Arose and Developed.- Attitudes to Research in the Courts.- Does the Experimental Approach Generate Changes in Law and Social Policy?.- References.- 11 Conclusions.- Summary.- Comments.- References.- Appendix A.- Appendix B.- Author Index.