Prevention: A Juvenile Justice System Initiative Research Paper by davis

Prevention: A Juvenile Justice System Initiative
An examination of the changing role of school resource officers (SROs) in preventing crime in schools.
# 114640 | 1,129 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | CA

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This paper discusses the way that the criminal justice system has taken a direct role in prevention and intervention approaches within schools, previously considered the domain of social service and community-based juvenile justice agencies. It specifically focuses on the way that the role of school resource officers (SROs) has changed over time and the activities that they have introduced in order to combat and prevent crime in schools.

From the Paper:

"In order to enhance student safety and reduce the threat of violence in schools, administrators must introduce programs that are transparent in their agenda, targeted at supporting and advocating for youth and social conditions, provide disciplinary methods in line with what would be appropriate to create change and no more, while engaging youth in preventative initiatives (Jackson, 2002). Building a positive perception of the program facilitators within the student body is key to its success, exploring how the facilitator perceives the environment and ensuring their values are in line with those of the school before hiring will help to create harmony, and establishing clear roles and levels of authority to ensure that educators and facilitators work collaboratively in supporting and redirecting youth is imperative to fostering goals of safety within schools."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bazemore, G., Stinchcomb, J. B., & Leip, L. A. (2004). Scared smart or bored straight: Testingdeterrence logic in a evaluation of police-led truancy intervention. Justice Quarterly, 21(2), 269-300.
  • Ginwright, S., & Cammarota, J. (2002). New terrain in youth development: The promise of a social justice approach. Social Justice, 29(4), p.82.
  • Hurst, Y. G. (2007). Juvenile attitudes toward the police: an examination of rural youth. Criminal Justice Review, 32(2), 121-141.
  • Jackson, A. (2002). Police-school resource officers' and students' perception of the police and offending. Policing, 25(3), 631-651.
  • Levy, K. S. C. (2001). The relationship between adolescent attitudes towards authority, self-concept, and delinquency. Adolescence, 36(142), 333-347.

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