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NCJ Number: 148708 Find in a Library
Title: Schools and Juvenile Crime Prevention (From National Conference on Juvenile Justice, P 399-412, 1993, Lynn Atkinson and Sally-Anne Gerull, eds. -- See NCJ-148673)
Author(s): P O Omaji
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This paper reviews various forms of school-based juvenile delinquency prevention programs in Australia.
Abstract: The author begins with a statement about where prevention now stands in justice interventions. It also emphasizes the strategic position of schools relative to other influences on juveniles. Against the background of international illustrations, the paper then outlines the school-related programs in Australia designed to minimize the drift of juveniles into criminality. School-based programs in Australia are in two broad categories. One category consists of inschool programs that are the sole effort of the school. They address juvenile delinquency by helping juveniles adjust to the school's organization, curriculum, and pedagogy. The programs in the second category are conducted in partnership with outside agencies such as family, community, and the police. These programs are out-of-school but not necessarily offsite. Only the inschool programs are reviewed by the author. They encompass school counseling and discipline programs, curriculum development and teaching, and alternative education. In addition to effective behavioral management while in school, school prevention efforts must also address the structures that deny legitimate opportunities to youth, prepare them for employment, and equip youth with a sense of commitment and responsibility for community life. 42 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Foreign crime prevention; School delinquency programs; School discipline; School influences on crime
Note: From proceedings of the National Conference on Juvenile Justice, held in Adelaide, Australia, September 22-24, 1992.
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