Learning Objectives

On completion of this chapter, students should be able to do the following:

1. Discuss the importance of police discretion in juvenile justice

2. Compare and contrast unofficial and official police procedures in dealing with juveniles

3. Discuss the importance of training police officers to deal with juveniles

4. Describe police–school liaison programs

5. Discuss the impact of community policing on the relationships among the police, school authorities, and juveniles