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NCJ Number: 93618 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Special Focus - Juvenile Issues
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:51  Issue:2  Dated:(February 1984)  Pages:26-56,58-61
Editor(s): N Darwick
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Articles focusing on police-juvenile issues consider programs that involve youth in crime prevention, child sexual abuse, juvenile justice training, juvenile diversion, the multijurisdictional youth officer, and police racial discrimination against juvenile offenders.
Abstract: Articles on youth crime-prevention programs and police-juvenile relations consider the Boy Scout Law Enforcement Explorers program, the requirements of a Boy Scout merit badge in crime prevention, and an inner city program called Teens on Patrol. Articles on child protection focus on law enforcement's responsibilities under the Federal Missing Children Act and a program for fingerprinting children to assist in their identification if they are later missing. Articles dealing with the sexual abuse of children address a 10-State survey of the investigation of sex crimes against children, a profile of children used in the production of child pornography, police investigation of child sexual abuse, investigating incest, the dynamics within an incestuous family, and a profile of pedophiles. Other articles consider the juvenile justice training program provided by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center at Glynco (Georgia), the juvenile police diversion program of the Dallas Police Department, the work of the mutijurisdictional youth officer, and an examination of whether police do racially discriminate against juvenile offenders. Photographs are included.
Index Term(s): Child abuse investigations; Child molesters; Child Pornography; Child protection laws; Child Sexual Abuse; Incest; Police diversion; Police juvenile relations; Police training; Police youth units; Police-minority relations
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