Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to

1. Discuss the historical changes involving police interactions with juveniles
2. Describe important aspects of police-juvenile interaction
3. Describe the processing of juveniles who are taken into police custody
4. Identify some of the constitutional rights of juveniles
5. Describe the proactive measures used by police to prevent juvenile crime
6. Identify trends in juvenile arrests
7. Explain police discretion and identify the choices available to police who work with juveniles
8. Describe some proactive methods that police use to prevent juvenile crime