Criminologist Warns Police to Prioritize Delinquents

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Police departments respond to juvenile delinquency in many different ways, but Criminologist James F. Hodgson says they are often reactive, and a low priority.  The Professor of Criminal Justice at Virginia State University warns the number of teenagers in the U.S. could jump by 21% in the next 30 years, and they will need more attention.  He assesses current juvenile policing policies across the country.  And he argues for more pro-active and re-active programs, urging police departments to prioritize innovative programs for children.

Read more about his study here.

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