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NCJ Number: 150287 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Written Policy Directives: Juvenile Offenders
Corporate Author: Sam Houston State University
Criminal Justice Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Sam Houston State University
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United States of America

Sam Houston State University
Criminal Justice Ctr
Huntsville, TX 77340
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This bulletin reviews model policies and current Texas police department policies for juvenile offenders.
Abstract: The major areas of police involvement which concern juveniles include domestic disturbances, home burglaries, vandalism, complaints by the elderly, traffic enforcement, and offenses against children. These areas account for at least 50 percent of the total requirement for police services. The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), lists police responsibilities toward juveniles, including removing juveniles from school, detaining juvenile offenders, interacting with parents or guardians, and taking juveniles into custody. Enactment of juvenile policies is necessary to make the department more professional, to concur with a chief or sheriff's assignment, and to accede to political and community pressure. Juvenile policies should cover preventive patrol techniques, detection and apprehension of juvenile offenders and adults who contribute to delinquency, follow-up as needed in the referral of offenders, and retention of juvenile records. This document provides examples of Texas juvenile policies in terms of goals, disposition of offenses, rights of the juvenile, and interrogations and confessions. 3 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); Police juvenile relations; Police policies and procedures; Texas
Note: Texas Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics Program (TELEMASP) Bulletin, V 1, N 3, June 1994.
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