ERIC Number: ED477896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Police Officers and Law-Related Education: Building a Winning Strategy for Youth Education Programs. Technical Assistance Bulletin.
Williamson, Deborah L.
Law-related education is an educational program designed to educate citizens about the law, legal processes, and principles fundamental to a democracy. According to the Center for Prevention of School Violence, school resource officers fulfill essentially three roles in schools: (1) as law enforcement officers, (2) as law-related counselors, and (3) as law-related educators. Duties as law-related educators frequently include teaching or co-teaching law-related education classes, advising school officials and other regarding juvenile law, and facilitating an array of activities on and off campus. Though not limited to school resource officers, this bulletin briefly outlines Kentucky's ongoing efforts to train and recruit law enforcement personnel to fulfill the critical role of law-related educator to enhance student understanding of the law and legal processes. The bulletin discusses risk factors for delinquent behavior, best practices in LRE, and goals of LRE partnerships between schools and law enforcement. It also provides sample lessons. (Contains 25 references.) (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Laws, Police, Social Studies, Student Behavior, Youth Programs
American Bar Association/Division for Public Education, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Mail Station 15.3, Chicago, IL 60611-3314. Tel: 312-988-5735; Fax: 312-988-5494; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.abanet.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky