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NCJ Number: 134944 Find in a Library
Title: Prevention: Dilemmas of Choice, Change, and Control (From Delinquency and Youth Crime, Second Edition, P 479-516, 1992, Gary F Jensen and Dean G Rojek - See NCJ-134932)
Author(s): G F Jensen; D G Rojek
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: Waveland Press, Inc.
Long Grove, IL 60047
Sale Source: Waveland Press, Inc.
4180 IL Route 83
Suite 101
Long Grove, IL 60047
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Dilemmas of choice, change, and control in the prevention of juvenile delinquency are discussed.
Abstract: The emphasis is on juvenile delinquency experiments dealing with early identification and intensive treatment, community and neighborhood factors in juvenile delinquency, youth service bureaus, the Neighborhood Youth Corps, and school-based programs. The authors believe there is little indication that juvenile delinquency can be prevented among high-risk youth, and that programs that seem to have promise for youth in one setting may fail in another setting. They also examine problems associated with juvenile delinquency prevention program implementation and financing and discuss theoretical, research, and policy implications of juvenile delinquency prevention. Finally, the authors note choices related to values, beliefs, and commitments at the personal level and in schools, such as religion, social revolution, and law enforcement, that affect juvenile delinquency. 56 references and 3 figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Juvenile crime control; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency research; Juvenile delinquents; Juvenile offenders
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