Turning Police Encounters into “Teachable Moments”

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Young people’s perception of their encounters with police officers and other justice authorities—and whether they believe they were treated with fairness and respect—can have a lasting effect on their attitude toward law enforcement and the likelihood they will be involved in crime as adults, two criminal justice experts told a webinar audience yesterday.

“These early contacts shape the (attitude) these juveniles have toward the law, toward the police, toward the courts,” said Tom Tyler, a professor of . . .

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