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NCJ Number: 31197 Find in a Library
Title: SCHOOLS AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION STRATEGIES
Journal: CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR  Volume:2  Issue:4  Dated:(DECEMBER 1975)  Pages:339-345
Author(s): A SCHUCHTER
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR REVIEWS THE FAILURE OF SCHOOLS IN DEALING WITH PROBLEMS OF YOUTHS VULNERABLE TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM INVOLVEMENT, AND QUESTIONS THE EFFICACY OF STRESSING EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR REMEDYING DELINQUENCY.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR NOTES THAT THE SCHOOL'S APPROACHES TO DELINQUENCY PREVENTION ARE IMPEDED BY INADEQUATE ALLOCATION OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES AND INADEQUATE CAPACITY TO ACHIEVE SIGNIFICANTLY NEW GOALS FOR EDUCATION. HE STATES THAT THE INCREMENTAL GAIN FROM EVEN A RADICAL REDISTRIBUTION OF INVESTMENT IN SCHOOLS IS LIKELY TO BE SMALL IN RELATION TO THE ROOT PROBLEMS OF EITHER POVERTY OR EXCESSIVE INVOLVEMENT OF LOW-INCOME YOUTH IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. OTHER FACTORS INTERVENE BETWEEN EDUCATION AND INCOME OR EDUCATION AND DELINQUENCY THAT MITIGATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF AN EDUCATIONAL STRATEGY. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT YOUTHS SHOULD BE PRESENTED WITH ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF ENTRY - OTHER THAN SCHOOLS - INTO THE OCCUPATIONAL WORLD. THE AUTHOR ALSO RECOMMENDS A LIMITED DECRIMINALIZATION OF SCHOOL NONATTENDANCE TO AVOID PENALIZING THOSE YOUTHS WHO HAVE NO INTEREST IN SCHOOL. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Community resources; Education; High school education; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Status offense decriminalization; Truancy
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