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NCJ Number: 172975 Find in a Library
Title: Breaking the Cycle of Violence: A Rational Approach to At- Risk Youth
Journal: Federal Probation  Volume:61  Issue:3  Dated:September 1997  Pages:3-13
Author(s): J Briscoe
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 11
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Language: English
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Annotation: Because predictions indicate the number of juveniles arrested for murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault will more than double by the year 2010, solutions to violent juvenile crime must encompass prevention, early intervention, and sure punishment for chronic violent juvenile offenders.
Abstract: A growing body of statistical and ethnographic research suggests many persistent juvenile offenders cannot be deterred from committing crimes simply by toughening criminal penalties. Further, research has identified several fundamental principles on which youth crime prevention must be based: early childhood interventions for children at risk of later antisocial behavior, interventions for families with children who have behavior problems, school-based interventions, and interventions for troubled youth early in delinquency. Various research studies are cited that deal with the imprisonment of juvenile offenders, juvenile drug and alcohol abuse, the effect of gun availability on young people and associated violence, child abuse and neglect, risk factors, and effective prevention and intervention programs. Consideration is also paid to the use of progressive sanctions with juvenile offenders, determinate sentencing, and the Texas approach to juvenile resocialization. 25 notes
Main Term(s): Violent juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Children at risk; Criminalization; Determinate Sentencing; Family intervention programs; Habitual offenders; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile crime control; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile delinquency research; Juvenile Recidivism; Juvenile recidivists; Juvenile reintegration; Social reintegration; Texas; Violence prevention
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