Juveniles and their relations with police in open environment in the perspective of social prevention and rehabilitation.
The article presents theoretical concepts and research in the extent of minors - police encounters, paying attention to their confrontational nature. This issue was analysed from three perspectives: environmental, individual and situational. Family and peer groups were described as the basic environmental factors. Age, gender and social background were analysed as typical individual factors. Describing situational context, attention was paid to resistance and injustice as factors leading to intensification of the police intervention. It was emphasized that the confrontational nature of the encounters may lead to the escalation of conflicts, applied sanctions, increase social distance, resistance and labelling process.
Juveniles; police encounters; open environment; social rehabilitation
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