Prerequisites: Admission to the Law Enforcement Academy and reading proficiency.
Juvenile Justice for Law Enforcement examines the development, present structure, function and philosophy of the juvenile justice system overall. This course uses the current Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) curriculum to study the ethical considerations, juvenile crime definitions by nature and impact, as well as an overview of the intent, application, and procedures of the Missouri Juvenile code. Juvenile case disposition, crime prevention methods and reporting procedures and the organization and functions of jurisdiction of juvenile agencies are also identified and discussed. (D)
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