Chapter 8_The Police and Juveniles

The three principal program goals for jump are 1 to

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The three principal program goals for JUMP are:
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1. To reduce juvenile delinquency and gang participation by at-risk youths 2. To improve academic performance of at-risk youths 3. To reduce the school dropout rate for at-risk youths VI. The Police Response to Juveniles with Guns a. The Gun Control Act of 1968 made it illegal for federally licensed firearms dealers to sell handguns to anyone under age 21 b. The Boston Gun Project, Operation Ceasefire c. Youth Firearms Violence Initiative (YFVI) i. Launched in 1995 by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) VII. The Police Response to Youth Crime and Violence in Our Schools a. The School Resource Officer (SRO) Program i. A SRO is a career law enforcement officer, with sworn authority, deployed in community-oriented policing, and assigned by the employing police department or agency to work in collaboration with school and community-based organizations ii. School resource officers do not enforce school regulations, which are left to the school superintendent and staff. Instead the officers work with students, parents and school authorities to apply preventive techniques to problems created by antisocial youths who have not or will not conform to the community’s laws and ordinances iii. Many aspects of the school resource officer program benefit students, the school and the community iv. Goals of SRO Programs 1. The goals of the school resource officer program fall into two general categories: preventing juvenile delinquency and improving community relations a. Preventing Delinquency
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i. In seeking to prevent delinquency, officers focus on both preventive actions and the official investigation of criminal activity, apprehension and court referral b. Improving Community Relations i. The second general goal of SRO programs focuses on community relations, projecting and maintain an image of the police as serving the community, rather than simply enforcing laws b. School Shootings i. Mary Ellen O’Toole, a senior profiler with the FBI, cautions against relying on profiles or checklists of danger signs to identify the next youth likely to bring lethal violence to a school, stating simply: “Those things do not exist” ii. The absence of a school shooter profile is actually beneficial because profiles tend to foster a blind reliance on a certain laundry list of traits or behaviors rather than encouraging an awareness of individual signals that may indicate a potential shooting incident iii.
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