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NCJ Number: 119977 Find in a Library
Title: Management and Prevention of Juvenile Crime Problems
Author(s): B Cooper
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Crime Prevention Unit
United Kingdom
Editor(s): K Heal
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 67
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-86252-420-2
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: While taking an offender-oriented approach to the problem of juvenile crime, this study examines the scope for local intervention in the lifestyles of young people with a view toward reducing the probability of them turning to criminal activity.
Abstract: Work was carried out by multi-agency groups in three different areas in Great Britain -- an inner city, a small inland town, and a sea-side resort -- in order to examine environmental, social, and economic factors. One of the objectives was to test the efficacy of using multi-agency groups to develop a juvenile crime prevention program; Researchers found that such groups could manage, but not prevent, juvenile crime. Police data and information obtained from juveniles through questionnaires were used to establish crime profiles, taking into account the number of crimes, the number of juvenile offenders, and the frequency of offenses. Statistics from the inner city sample showed a much higher juvenile crime rate, as well as a greater range of offenses including shoplifting, car crimes, burglaries, and criminal damage. Each of these areas was examined in detail, noting similarities and differences between the three study sites; preventive measures, or intervention, are suggested. 5 figures, 22 tables, 3 appendixes, 26 references.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile offense statistics
Index Term(s): England; Intervention
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