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Title: Simple Solution to Juvenile Crime: Invest in Kids
Journal: The Prosecutor  Volume:37  Issue:1  Dated:January/February 2003  Pages:44-46
Author(s): James C. Backstrom
Date Published: January 2003
Page Count: 3
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the investing of time and effort in raising children as a primary way in which to prevent and reduce juvenile crime.
Abstract: Current technological advances in the world bring dangerous influences of violence and crime to today’s youths. Investing time and energy into children is a chief way in which to reduce juvenile delinquency and crimes committed by youths. Children need to receive monetary child support, quality educational programming, and counseling when needed, and that in-home parenting and quality after-school programs help to ensure that children will grow up to be strong, healthy, educated, and law abiding citizens. Research demonstrates that children who are denied educational programming are more likely to be chronic law breakers, and it is well known that children who are neglected and abused early in life will act out violently throughout their life course. While investing in children takes time and money, the results are worth the effort. The author suggests that individuals contact Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a national non-profit organization comprised of police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, crime victims, and others, in order to learn about proven crime prevention and early intervention strategies. Contact information includes a phone number and the Web site address
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Youth involvement in crime prevention
Index Term(s): Juvenile Aftercare; Juvenile crime control; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile drug use; Violent juvenile offenders; Young juvenile offenders
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