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NCJ Number: 152946 Find in a Library
Title: Preventing Antisocial Behavior: Interventions from Birth Through Adolescence
Editor(s): J McCord; R E Tremblay
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 406
Sponsoring Agency: Guilford Publications, Inc.
New York, NY 10012
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89862-882-2
Sale Source: Guilford Publications, Inc.
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72 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The authors examine various approaches to preventing children from following the path that leads to criminal behavior or to remedy that behavior before they become habitual criminals.
Abstract: Attempts at preventing antisocial behavior among children have ranged from infant schools to residential treatment centers, from social training to psychological therapies. Evaluations of the programs have typically been little more than testimonials to current fashions. The unique contribution of the 20th Century, according to the authors, has been method. By introducing experimental approaches to the study of intervention strategies, enduring results can issue even from programs that have failed to achieve their therapeutic goals. The authors intended to provide readers the opportunity to consider evaluation techniques while enabling some readers to develop strategies for evaluating their own programs. In addition, they hoped to stimulate clearer consideration of evaluation strategies and to show some of the imaginative interventions designed to assist children at every age. References, tables, figures, list of contributors
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile delinquency theory
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