A Study of the Yonkers Juvenile Aid Bureau, 1941-1950

Edward Maxwell Sweeney, Fordham University


Primary police responsibilities include the detection of crime, apprehension of offenders, preservation of the peace, and general safety of the public. Until a few years ago these responsibilities were considered to be the only job of our local police departments. However, present day progressive police agencies feel that crime prevention must be as definite a police function as is the detection and apprehension of offenders. It is a well known fact that the police officers are in a better position than any other agency to discover the existence of harmful influences and to recognize children who are potential or actual delinquents. If the police are to be successful in working towards the lessening of the number of children who come in conflict with the law, they must have the complete support of the entire community. It is not enough that other social agencies recognize the value of a well balanced crime prevention program but that every citizen in the community give his support as well.

Subject Area

Law|Law enforcement|Social work

Recommended Citation

Sweeney, Edward Maxwell, "A Study of the Yonkers Juvenile Aid Bureau, 1941-1950" (1951). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557610.