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NCJ Number: 34354 Find in a Library
Title: MODIFYING DELINQUENT BEHAVIOR - BEGINNINGS AND CURRENT PRACTICES
Journal: ADOLESCENCE  Volume:11  Issue:41  Dated:(SPRING 1976)  Pages:13-28
Author(s): J S STUMPHAUZER
Corporate Author: Libra Publishers, Inc
Publicity Manager
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Libra Publishers, Inc
San Diego, CA 92117
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES A BRIEF HISTORY AND OVERVIEW OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF BEHAVIOR THERAPY FOR DELINQUENTS, AND REVIEWS SUCH CURRENT PRACTICES AS TOKEN ECONOMIES AND COMMUNITY SELF-HELP GROUPS.
Abstract: THE BEGINNINGS OF BEHAVIOR THERAPY WITH DELINQUENTS ARE TRACED TO THE EARLY 1960'S WHEN A NUMBER OF CASE STUDIES AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS WERE FIRST PRESENTED. CURRENT PRACTICES ARE REVIEWED IN MORE DETAIL. IN INSTITUTIONS FOR DELINQUENTS, MANY TOKEN ECONOMIES HAVE GRADUALLY DEVELOPED; THEIR SHORTCOMINGS AND RESULTS ARE DISCUSSED. IN CLINIC SETTINGS, SEVERAL INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP TECHNIQUES ARE REVIEWED ARE THEY ARE CURRENTLY PRACTICED. A MAJOR TREND IS SEEN AS BEING AWAY FROM INSTITUTIONAL AND TRADITIONAL CLINIC BEHAVIOR THERAPY. DIRECT COMMUNITY INTERVENTION IS SEEN AS THE MOST PARSIMONIOUS MODE FOR MODIFYING AND PREVENTING DELINQUENT BEHAVIOR, AND SEVERAL MODEL PROGRAMS ARE DESCRIBED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Group therapy; Individual behavior; Juvenile treatment methods; Token economies
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