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NCJ Number: 147976 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Law Enforcement Assistance Admin
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 118
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 75-TA-99-0016
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume contains 11 comparative analyses of important issues concerning the police and juvenile justice and delinquency prevention. The issues concern the role, function, and operation of police agencies.
Abstract: The first three issues discussed in this volume concern police policy formulation and the possible roles and responsibilities of the police. Issue 4 evaluates the proper scope of police authority to detain and arrest juveniles. Issue 5 extends this line of inquiry to a consideration of the authority of the police to protect children. Issues 6 through 9 deal with the questions of whether the law of arrest should apply equally to juveniles and adults. In addition, they explore the issue of how much discretion the police should be allowed and how it can be regulated. They also raise questions about police roles and procedures at each stage of juvenile justice processing. Issue 10 concerns mechanisms for relationships between police agencies and the court, particularly juvenile intake units. Issue 11 describes alternatives for organizing police services to handle juvenile matters. Footnotes, appendixes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Police
Note: A comparative analysis of standards and state practices
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