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Journal 4 - Dr. Khondaker Juvenile Justice System Journal 4...

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Dr. Khondaker Juvenile Justice System Journal 4 1. There are nine factors that influence the disposition of juveniles by police. The first is the nature of the offense. If the offense is more serious, the more likely the police will arrest the juvenile. The second is citizen complaints. If a citizen wishes that the juvenile be arrested, it is likely they will. Third is sex. Police are more likely to arrest young males over young females unless the female violates the traditional role expectation. Fourth is race. Minority juveniles are unique targets of the police due to racial bias. The fifth is socioeconomic status. Rich juveniles are more likely to be sent home instead of being jailed over poor juveniles. Sixth are individual characteristics. “The juvenile most likely to be arrested is older, has a serious record, and fits the image of a delinquent and dangerous person” (Bartollas, 2008, page 100). Seventh is nature of police-juvenile interaction. If a juvenile is nice to an officer, the less likely they will be arrested. Eighth is departmental policy. Professional departments arrest juveniles more often than the less
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This essay was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course CRJ 221 taught by Professor Khondaker during the Spring '08 term at Kutztown.

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