“Intervention Package”: An Analysis to Prepare Juvenile Delinquents for Encounters with Police Officers

John S Werner, Neil Minkin, Bonnie L. Minkin, Dean L. Fixsen, Elery L. Phillips, Montrose M. Wolf

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Abstract

Three experiments were conducted (1) to identify the important behaviors of police-youth interaction, (2) to teach four of these behaviors to three court-adjudicated delinquent youths, and (3) to validate the changes through the use of subjective ratings by police officers and a group of citizens from the community. The data suggest that training improved the police officers' subjective impressions of the youths and may have decreased the probability of the youths' being taken into custody, being stopped again, or being labeled as troublemakers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-84
Number of pages30
JournalCriminal Justice and Behavior
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law
  • Psychology(all)

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