The Adolescent Youths' Attitudes Toward Police, Their Concept of the Police Role and Implications for Police-Community Relations.
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By using adolescent youth as a model, the first part of this thesis measures the gap between the police and youths by evaluating the youths attitudes toward police and by examining disparity in the police role definition between the police officers definitions and the youths definitions of the role of the police. The second part of this thesis explores to what degree police officers are guilty of creating the gap and what is being done to bridge that gap. This thesis tries to show that the problems found in the police-community relationship are part of the problems of society in general, and that drastic changes are needed within society as well as within the police departments for a start in solving these problems.
- Sociology and Law