The Role of the Police in Juvenile Delinquency & Prevention


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Why is law enforcement called the 'gatekeepers' to the criminal justice system?

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1. What is the LAPD Cadet Program?

2. What is the Newark Youth Court?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about the role of police in juvenile delinquency with this brief quiz and worksheet. The quiz requires you to be familiar with law enforcement's role in preventing juvenile delinquency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Why law enforcement is called 'gatekeepers'
  • The LAPD Cadet Program
  • What Newark Youth Court is
  • Where the Newark Youth Court is located
  • How law enforcement prevents juvenile delinquency

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the role of police in juvenile delinquency
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about gatekeepers and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the LAPD Cadet Program

Additional Learning

Be sure to check out the related lesson titled The Role of the Police in Juvenile Delinquency & Prevention. Below are a few examples of what's covered in this lesson:

  • Laws that protect juveniles
  • Options officers have when addressing juvenile delinquency
  • Providing motivation for youth to change their lives