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NCJ Number: 90551 Find in a Library
Title: School, Mental Problems and Socially Deviant Behavior Description of the Situation and Possibilities for Prevention
Editor(s): H Kury; H Lerchenmueller
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 580
Sponsoring Agency: Carl Heymanns Verlag
5 Cologne 1, Germany United
Sale Source: Carl Heymanns Verlag
Gereonstr 18-32
5 Cologne 1,
Germany (Unified)
Language: German
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: This collection presents a series of articles on the role of the school as an arena of crime prevention in its mission of socializing youths into the dominant value system and spotting early signs of juvenile deviance.
Abstract: A total of 16 articles are divided topically. Section themes concern the school situation as it currently copes with its educational mission and deviant phenomena, the possibilities of delinquency prevention in the school setting, and legal issues raised by conducting empirical research on students and school programs. Specific articles deal with learning disabilities, school-home interaction, students' negative perceptions of the school experience, the role of poor academic grades as contributors to deviant behavior, teacher attitudes and skills in reaction to behavior problems, and drug use in schools. Possible interventions and program proposals discussed include social work in schools and therapeutic-pedagogical approaches that combine behavior modification and educational objectives. Individual papers contain data tables and bibliographies. An index is provided.
Index Term(s): Experimental education; Germany; Juvenile delinquency factors; School delinquency programs; Schools
Note: Interdisziplinaere Beitraege zur Kriminologischen Forschung (Interdisciplinary Contributions to Criminological Research) - Volume 4
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