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Brunson, Rod K.; Pegram, Kashea – Future of Children, 2018
Young people's encounters with the criminal justice system generally begin with the police. Officers' decisions about how to handle these encounters are affected by their on-the-spot assessments of young people's proclivity for delinquency, prospects for rehabilitation, and overall moral character. And because most police-citizen interactions…
Descriptors: Police, Delinquency, Decision Making, Racial Bias
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Steven, Sonya; Ahlstrom, Ann Stiehm – Future of Children, 1991
Discusses the problem of drug-exposed infants from the perspective of a county attorney's office, focusing on a new Minnesota law that responds to the problem through early identification and provision of services. The approach calls for mandated reporting by medical providers and includes the possibility of civil commitment. (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Civil Law, County Officials