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NCJ Number: 91742 Find in a Library
Title: Critical Review of Social Skills Training With Young Offenders
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:10  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1983)  Pages:316-341
Author(s): M Henderson; C Holling
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 26
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The paper provides a critical review of 15 studies using Social Skills Training (SST) with delinquent populations.
Abstract: Conceptual and methodological issues are also discussed. It is concluded that the findings do not yet provide unequivocal support for the usefulness of SST in reducing criminal behavior of delinquents, and that failure to show consistent generalization and durability of training effects must be taken into account when discussing the efficacy of such treatment with young offenders. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Behavioral objectives; Juvenile treatment methods
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