Official Reaction to Juvenile Delinquency. Components of the Juvenile Justice System I: The Police . History of Police Work with Juveniles. Roots are in the English system of policing 1st organized police force established in England in 1829. Called “bobbies”
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Components of the Juvenile Justice System I:
Officer in Hot Pursuit
Juvenile work often involves conflict for the officer because it does not conform to stereotypical roles of law enforcement officerTypical Police Roles with Juveniles
Three Broad Types of Organization
Included here are such factors as seriousness of the crime, prior record of the juvenile, and any aggravating or mitigating circumstances
Such factors include the general community’s tolerance of youthful misbehavior; policies, practices and customs of the local police department; and alternatives to arrest
Such factors include the attitude of the juvenile, attitude of the complainant, perceived willingness of parents to cooperate, etc.
Biases and Prejudices
Racial and gender prejudices; and organizational biases resulting from discriminatory police practices
Found that an arrest is most likely when: