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Working with Juvenile Delinquents
Thesis statement: Juvenile delinquency is a term that refers to the commitment of illegal acts by
people considered as minors. Delinquent acts range from the minor acts of disobedience to the
downright criminal and violent ones that result in widespread harms of other people and societal
stability. Police officers stand a better chance at eliminating juvenile delinquency through better,
innovative policing techniques.
2. Strengths and Limitations of Police Discretion
3. Community policing in serving juvenile needs
4. Role of Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
5. Characteristics, talents, and/or skills needed to prevent delinquent behavior.
6. Role of juvenile gang units in protecting the community
Working with Juvenile
Juvenile delinquency is a term that refers to the commitment of
illegal acts by people considered as minors.
Several reasons are responsible for delinquent behavior including
truancy, being subjected to violence at home, substance abuse etc.
There is need to diagnose delinquents and correct and rehabilitate
them as early as possible before they become fully fledged adult
Police officers stand a better chance at eliminating juvenile
delinquency through better, innovative policing techniques.
Strengths and Limitations of Police
Police discretion allows the officer to be humane and delay in using
force as they have the chance to think through their actions.
It allows them to get to the root cause of juvenile delinquency and
institute crime prevention measures.
One limitation is the fact that police discretion is reliant on the
individual judgment of a situation and may thus be biased.
Additionally, it is possible for the officer to be tempted to abuse it so
that it is tempered in a discriminatory manner.
Community policing in serving
Community policing is a concept that refers to the collaboration
between police and community in dispensing justice and creating
safe environments for all to flourish.
Instead of peddling fear among residents, police are seen as friends
and are the public actively seeks to help them fight crime.
In serving juvenile needs, the community provides information
related to behavior and acts that delinquents engage in.
Community policing allows officers to be accountable to the
community by creating trust, r...