Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the importance of police discretion in juvenile justice
  • Compare and contrast unofficial and official police procedures in dealing with juveniles
  • Discuss the importance of training police officers to deal with juveniles
  • Describe police–school liaison programs
  • Discuss the impact of community policing on the relationships among the police, school authorities, and juveniles