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NCJ Number: 135887 Find in a Library
Title: Police Initiatives in Juvenile Justice (From Preventing Juvenile Crime Conference Proceedings No. 9, 1991, P 89-92, Julia Vernon, Sandra McKillop, eds. -- See NCJ-135877)
Author(s): J McDonald
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: The restructuring of the New South Wales Police Service is described in relation to juvenile crime prevention.
Abstract: The perception of the role of police by the public, particularly regarding juvenile offenders, is in the process of changing from enforcement to crime prevention and protection of life and property. The most significant aspect of the restructuring occurred in the diminishment of the command hierarchy's authority and extension of it to the patrol commanders. This enabled them to direct people to take a problem solving approach to preventing and reducing juvenile crime. Some of the new initiatives of the Child Protection Program include juvenile crime prevention workshops, a general duties police youth program, and information dissemination about underage drinking. The program focuses on a problem solving approach to police and youth issues, has the police officer serve as an advocate for young peoples issues, and serves as a liaison with the schools. Within the program a variety of approaches are used to reflect the local need, especially the social factors.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems; New South Wales; Police juvenile relations; Police organizational structure; Public Opinion of the Police
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