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NCJ Number: 119882 Find in a Library
Title: Habitual Juvenile Offenders: Guidelines for Police
Corporate Author: Public Admin Service
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Public Admin Service
Mclean, VA 22102
Contract Number: OJP-86-C-006
Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This brochure explains the conceptual basis for the role of the police in the Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program (SHOCAP), an interagency effort to help jurisdictions identify and appropriately respond to the serious habitual juvenile offender.
Abstract: SHOCAP is based on the premises and principles of the Integrated Criminal Apprehension Program (ICAP). SHOCAP can increase the quality and relevance of information provided to juvenile justice and criminal justice authorities and enables them to focus additional attention on juveniles who repeatedly commit serious crimes. Particular emphasis is placed on providing relevant and complete case information to result in more informed sentences. SHOCAP expands the interagency model established in 1983 to include more information sharing for use in planning, managing, and delivering services more effectively. Issues specifically related to the police role include the development of crime analysis capabilities and files on serious habitual offenders, the improvement of records and information systems, the daily transmittal of information on field interrogations or provision of citation cards to probation, the establishment of directed patrol, and the use of instantaneous radio checks of a juvenile's prior record. Appendixes present ICAP self-assessment forms, information on crime analysis, and a discussion of directed patrol.
Main Term(s): Police role in juvenile justice
Index Term(s): Confidential records access; Criminal history exchanges; Integrated Criminal Apprehension Program; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile recidivists; Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program
Note: Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program (SHOCAP)
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