(per fbbbs association.) Auckland, February 13. A meeting of J.P.'a waa held to-day In "the R.M, Court room on the question of juvenile orime and Its punlihment. Dr Giles, who presided) submitted a memorial whloh he had drafted to be forwarded to Government., recommending that whipping be authorised for chastisement of offanders now punished by fiae or Imprisonment only, »nd that come special mode and place of cocfiaemeot be provided for youths ander a certain age m order to ovoid the danger of prison associations Penalties opon parents are also suggested. Sir W. Fox move! an additional clause, recomtneudiDg the reading of the Bible m schools, bat it was afterwards withdrawn and the memorial agreed to as originally drafted. A boy named Ohai Clark, nine years of age, pleaded guilty at the Police Oonrt to-day of stealing £1 from the dwelling of his employer, a Ohinaman, Dr Giles, Raeldent Magistrate, ordered that he receive six strokes with a biroh rod. The boy's previous ohnraoter had been good.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2063, 14 February 1889
JUVENILE CRIME Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2063, 14 February 1889
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