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NCJ Number: 251458 Find in a Library
Title: Notes From the Research on Interactions Between Law Enforcement and Youth Discussion
Corporate Author: Booz Allen Hamilton
United States of America
Date Published: December 2017
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Booz Allen Hamilton
McLean, VA 22101
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: GS-00F-008DA
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material; Issue Overview; Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the objectives and outcomes of a group discussion convened by the U.S, Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to consider research strategies that could inform OJJDP’s efforts to support law enforcement officer, youth, and community safety.
Abstract: The group included researchers, practitioners, and federal staff, who focused on the state of research on interactions between law enforcement officers and youth. In its framing of the issue to be discussed OJJDP emphasized the importance of law enforcement’s role as first contact with youth who become involved in the juvenile justice system. The discussion included a summary of the current research and literature, highlighting the scope of law enforcement and youth interactions. This report features relevant research considerations, research methods, and research questions identified by the group. The group emphasized researcher and practitioner cooperation in research pertinent to police-youth interactions. Another recommendation is to use a participant research model in which youth are trained to serve as partners in conducting research about youth experiences and interactions with law enforcement. The group also discussed the identification and measurement of various types of police interactions with youth, including both positive and negative interactions. Other topics addressed were police diversion programs, how officers view them, and their evaluation. Other research domains discussed were youths’ socialization regarding law and law enforcement; how changing law enforcement philosophies and roles impact police interaction with youth; law enforcement, youth, and community partnerships; and the incorporation of research findings into training and practice.
Main Term(s): Police juvenile relations
Index Term(s): Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); OJJDP final report; Police juvenile diversion; Police research; Police specialized training; Research design; Research methods; Research programs
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