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NCJ Number: 114804 Find in a Library
Title: Abandonment of Delinquent Behavior: Promoting the Turnaround
Editor(s): R L Jenkins; W K Brown
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 229
Sponsoring Agency: Praeger Publishers
Westport, CT 06881
Publication Number: ISBN 0-275-92928-0
Sale Source: Praeger Publishers
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book presents papers which document and discuss the positive impact on juvenile delinquents of various aspects of juvenile justice systems throughout the Nation.
Abstract: Part I describes a followup that determined the favorable effect of juvenile court adjudication on youth having first contact with the juvenile justice system. This includes a description of a method for following up previously adjudicated delinquents. Part II contains autobiographical comments by former juvenile delinquents regarding various factors that influenced their development into and out of delinquency. Some factors identified are the supportive presence and guidance of caring persons, imagery as a motivating factor in delinquency involvement and cessation, early intervention, and encouragement and support for the 'turnaround.' Part III addresses various process factors involved in delinquency treatment, including attachment; development and desistance; and the evolution, devolution, and disruption of treatment of an antisocial child. Suggestions for action are presented in Part V. Suggestions are offered for keeping youth in school, using training schools for positive impacts, and how to improve the effectiveness of parole for juveniles. Chapter data and references, author and subject indexes.
Main Term(s): Juvenile rehabilitation
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile treatment methods
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