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NCJ Number: 157405 Find in a Library
Title: Sourcebook: Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders
Editor(s): J C Howell; B Krisberg; J D Hawkins; J J Wilson
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 302
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-7432-9
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book presents an alternative response to serious, violent, and chronic juvenile delinquency that is considered to be more balanced, humane, and effective than approaches of the past.
Abstract: The book centers around the Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders developed in 1993 by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). This strategy is based on an indepth review of research, statistical trends, and program evaluations regarding juvenile crime and delinquency. The first chapter reviews the OJJDP strategy, while the second chapter offers a balanced and comprehensive approach to preventing, treating, and controlling serious, violent, and chronic juvenile delinquency. The next four chapters present the results of a nationwide review, guided by the OJJDP strategy, to identify effective and promising programs and juvenile justice system tools for preventing and reducing dangerous juvenile offending. The final three chapters contain supplementary contributions to the OJJDP strategy, each of which addresses significant topics relevant to strategy implementation. The book also covers trends in juvenile crime and youth violence, graduated sanctions for juvenile offenders, juvenile risk assessment and classification, causes and correlates of juvenile delinquency, comparative advantages of juvenile versus criminal court sanctions on recidivism among adolescent felony offenders, and gangs and youth violence. References, notes, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Dangerousness; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile delinquents; Juvenile offense statistics; Juvenile Recidivism; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); Serious juvenile offenders; Violence prevention; Violent juvenile offenders
Note: Youth Violence and Guns
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