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NCJ Number: 64122 Find in a Library
Title: DELINQUENCY PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAMS - THE NEED FOR A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK AND EVALUATION STRATEGIES FROM HOW WELL DOES IT WORK? - REVIEW OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE EVALUATION, 1978 - SEE NCJ-64112)
Author(s): A P CARDARELLI; C P SMITH
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
LEAA
National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: GIVEN POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC LIMITATIONS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PREVENTION PROGRAMS, MORE ATTENTION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO INTERAGENCY COORDINATION AND COMPETENT PROGRAM EVALUATION.
Abstract: THE LACK OF EVALUATION RESEARCH ON DELINQUENCY PROGRAMS IS CITED. THE ROLE OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION IN JUVENILE CRIME REDUCTION IS NOTED, AND CONCEPTUAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH PREVENTION ARE IDENTIFIED. DELINQUENCY PREVENTION PROJECTS ARE SYNTHESIZED ACCORDING TO CONTEXT, CLIENT IDENTIFICATION, INTERVENTION STRATEGIES, AND PROGRAM EVALUATION. LOGICAL LINKAGES BETWEEN ELEMENTS OF DELINQUENCY PREVENTION PROGRAMS ARE PROPOSED. ATTENTION IS PAID TO EXTERNAL LINKAGES, PROGRAM CONSTRAINTS, EARLY INTERVENTION VERSUS NONINTERVENTION, AND PREVENTION AS THE REINFORCEMENT OF POSITIVE ATTITUDES. POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CONSTRAINTS THAT INHIBIT PROGRAM INITIATION AND EVALUATION AND OVER WHICH PROGRAM DIRECTORS HAVE NO CONTROL ARE DELINEATED. BECAUSE OF EVIDENCE SHOWING THAT MOST ADOLESCENTS PHASE OUT OF DELINQUENCY, THE ARTICLE RECOMMENDS THAT SPECIAL CONSIDERATION BE GIVEN TO THESE ADOLESCENTS MOST IN NEED OF SERVICES. THE IMPORTANCE OF COMBINED PROGRAM DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, EVALUATION, AND MODIFICATION IS EMPHASIZED. CHARTS AND NOTES ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Interagency cooperation; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile program coordination; Program evaluation
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