The Effects of Adolescent Development on Policing

The Effects of Adolescent Development on Policing

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The International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This brief provides an overview of adolescent brain development and its effects on law enforcement interactions with youth. Reviewing youth developmental stages and their effects on youth behavior may increase understanding of how and why teenagers think and act the way they do. This brief includes strategies for law enforcement to apply this knowledge during youth interactions, outlining important considerations for integrating this information into everyday practices, procedures, and programs.

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