The Police Interrogation of Children and Adolescents

Part of the Perspectives in Law & Psychology book series (PILP, volume 20)


Every year, there are substantial numbers of juveniles who come into contact with police and the legal system. In 2000, 2.4 million juveniles (17 years or younger) were formally arrested, 32% (758,208) of whom were aged 14 years and younger (Snyder, 2002). Many more children interact with law enforcement but are not officially arrested. And, as the above quote indicates, what occurs during the police interaction can have a significant impact on juveniles’ further passage into the legal system.


Police Officer Police Interaction Juvenile Offender Police Interrogation False Confession 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Policy Research Associates, Inc.DelmarUSA
  2. 2.School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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