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Title: Teens, Crime, and the Community: Education and Action for Safer Schools and Neighborhoods
Author(s): E T McMahon; J A Zimmer; T W Modglin; J F O'Neil
Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America

Street Law, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 196
Sponsoring Agency: Knowledge Network Press
Monticello, NY 12701
National Crime Prevention Council
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Street Law, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Grant Number: 86-MU-CX-K002; 86-JN-CX-0005
Publication Number: ISBN 0-314-59363-2
Sale Source: Knowledge Network Press
c/o Field Associates, Ltd
25 Landfield Avenue
Monticello, NY 12701
United States of America
Type: Youth-Oriented Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text informs and guides students in examining crime in their schools and communities, as well as applying the prevention lessons they learn.
Abstract: The first chapter is designed to help students define crime, distinguish among crimes based on their seriousness, discuss causes of crime and suggest solutions, and explain the kinds of roles teens can have in crime prevention. In focusing on crime victims, the second chapter identifies those groups of individuals who are most often crime victims, explains the problems victims face, and profiles services for victims. A chapter on "Teens and Crime" identifies the kinds and locations of crimes against teens, suggests teen crime-prevention strategies, describes how to report a crime, and explains what happens to victims and witnesses after a crime is reported. A chapter on violent crime defines it, discusses the characteristics of the most serious violent crimes, and examines strategies for preventing and avoiding violent crime. A chapter on child abuse defines child abuse and neglect, explains the difference between abuse and neglect, discusses the causes and effects of child abuse and neglect, and suggests some effective responses to child abuse and neglect. Remaining chapters address acquaintance rape, substance abuse, drunk driving, property crime and vandalism, shoplifting, and criminal and juvenile justice. Appended suggestions for designing a project, a glossary, and a subject index
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Crime prevention education; School delinquency programs; Youth involvement in crime prevention
Note: For other publications under this grant, see NCJ-145053 and NCJ-106255.
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