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.