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Education and Juvenile Justice Education and Juvenile Justice
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Central Questions In what ways has the juvenile justice system  expanded its role in schools? Why does the juvenile justice system play an  increasingly important role in schools? What are the positive and negative consequences  of these changes?
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School Police A.K.A. School Resource Officers. 9,446 armed SRO’s in public schools  in 1997. 14,337 by 2003. Present in most high schools. Functions. Find, arrest, and weed out trouble makers. Reduce fear (of  Crime, gang, and drug prevention programming (GREAT,  DARE).  Counseling  (conflicts with police role/training?) .    Q:  Effectiveness?
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Suburban School Police “We expected students to feel alienated by officers and hostile  to their presence. We were surprised to find that almost all  students who we interviewed liked having an officer present.  Their stated reasons why varied: some believe a SRO’s presence  is a deterrent to crime, while others stated that a SRO is helpful 
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course CRIMINAL J 202:322 taught by Professor Hirschfield during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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