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NCJ Number: 171235 Find in a Library
Title: Major Aims of This Book (From Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders: Risk Factors and Successful Interventions, P 1-12, 1998, Rolf Loeber, David P. Farrington, eds. - See NCJ-171234)
Author(s): D P Farrington; R Loeber
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the major aims of the book.
Abstract: This book is the main report of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Study Group on Serious and Violent Juvenile (SVJ) Offenders. It aims to integrate knowledge about risk and protective factors and about the development of juvenile offending careers with knowledge about prevention and intervention programs, including interventions in the juvenile justice system, so conclusions from one area can inform the others. The key questions and issues addressed include: (1) race and ethnicity of SVJ offenders; (2) co-occurrence of SVJ offending and other problems; (3) development of SVJ offending careers; (4) predictors of SVJ offending in adolescence and early adulthood; (5) predictors of youth violence; (6) gangs and SVJ offenders; (7) screening of SVJ offenders; (8) prevention of SVJ offending; (9) community interventions and promising programs to prevent SVJ offending; (10) impact of the justice system on SVJ offenders and prospects for graduated sanctions in a comprehensive strategy; (11) intermediate sanctions and community treatment of SVJ offenders; (12) gaps in knowledge and research priorities; and policy implications. Table
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Gangs; Intermediate sanctions; Intervention; Juvenile offenders; Juvenile treatment methods; Multiproblem juveniles; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); Serious juvenile offenders; Violent juvenile offenders
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