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NCJ Number: 136880 Find in a Library
Title: Youth Crime Prevention: A Handbook of Good Practice
Corporate Author: Crime Concern
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 64
Publication Number: ISBN 1-872079-56-3
Sale Source: Crime Concern
Chapel House
Westmead Drive
United Kingdom
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This handbook describes a sample of youth crime prevention initiatives.
Abstract: These case studies, which vary considerably in terms of their objectives, approach, and funding, have been classified into three groups: neighborhood-based youth initiatives supported by an outside unit or team, issue-based or specialist youth initiatives organized to address a concern such as drug misuse and racially motivated crime, and initiatives created by the police usually in conjunction with local schools. All projects have demonstrated that they can have an impact on local crime levels and/or reduce offending on the part of young people and/or strengthen local neighborhoods by preventing crime. These programs are innovative and inexpensive, capable of replication in other areas and of attracting sponsorship and funding, and committed to equal opportunities. 2 figures, 15 tables, and 8 references
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention; Youth involvement in crime prevention
Index Term(s): Juvenile program coordination; Police community relations programs; Schools
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