Juveniles and the Police: An Examination of Middle and High School Students

Terry Nihart, University of South Florida
Kim M. Lersch, University of South Florida
Christine S. Sellers, University of South Florida

ABSTRACT
Using data gathered from students enrolled in a public middle school and high school, juvenile attitudes toward the police are examined. Relationships beteen various demographic characteristics (including race, gender, social class), leel of victimization, self reported delinquency involvement, and the students' perception of police attitudes, behavior, and effectiveness will be explored.

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