skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 118706 Find in a Library
Title: Law-Related Education Deters Delinquency
Journal: School Safety  Dated:(Winter 1986)  Pages:17,20
Author(s): C C Anderson
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Youth-Oriented Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Law-related education (LRE) is a powerful tool for developing good citizens.
Abstract: Students exposed to LRE programs are less likely than others the same age to engage in delinquent behavior. Factors contributing to LRE success are content, good teaching methods, and high student participation. The LRE curriculum introduces students to the foundations of a free, democratic society, and to discussions on the concepts of freedom, authority, justice, privacy, and equality. Students particularly relate to studies of juvenile law, contracts, rights and responsibilities, police, and courts. One theory suggests that young people turn to delinquent behavior because they do not feel connected with society; LRE provides a way to reconnect with society in a positive way.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention; Law-related education
Index Term(s): Educational courses; Juvenile codes; Juvenile Delinquency prevention theory
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.