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NCJ Number: 136771 Find in a Library
Title: Prevention of Child and Juvenile Delinquency, Germany (From Cooperation Between the School System and the Police Force: The Second International ICRA-Workshop for International Practitioners, Esbjerg, Denmark, February 18-21, 1991, P 65-70 -- See NCJ-136767)
Author(s): G E Hubner; F D Steinback
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Rigspolitichefen
1588 Kobenhavn V, Denmark
Sale Source: Rigspolitichefen
Polititorvet 14
1588 Kobenhavn V,
Denmark
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: Denmark
Annotation: An effort to improve cooperation among police and schools to prevent juvenile delinquency through primary prevention efforts began in 1981 in Hamburg, Germany and has received positive evaluations by the students involved.
Abstract: The effort was prompted by recognition that punitive measures following delinquent behavior did not necessarily reduce juvenile delinquency and often increased it. The program involved discussions led by police officers, with the topics and time determined by the teacher. The program involved 2-4 hours per class. The program was evaluated by means of a questionnaire survey of 550 students between ages 8 and 18 in 1985. Results revealed that the prevention program improved students' attitudes toward the police. In addition, most of the students had positive attitudes toward the discussion of juvenile delinquency and reported that their knowledge had increased. Results suggested the desirability of continuing this form of juvenile delinquency prevention.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention; Police school relations
Index Term(s): Foreign crime prevention; Germany; Police curriculum development
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