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Changing LivesDelinquency Prevention as Crime-Control Policy$
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Peter W. Greenwood

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780226307190

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226307237.001.0001

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What Works

What Works

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(p.49) Chapter 4 What Works
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Changing Lives
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226307237.003.0004

This chapter examines the programs and strategies that have been identified in literature as most effective in preventing delinquency. It assesses the quality of evidence on which these designations are based and shows how this information can be used to guide communities in selecting programs. Prevention strategies and programs are usually categorized by some combination of their setting, the methods they utilize, and the characteristics of the individuals they target. One approach to organizing the various programs is by age or developmental stage of the cohort of subjects of each program. Another is to organize programs around the methods used and the kind of population for which they are designed to address. A third approach is to organize them according to the degree of confidence one has in estimates of their impacts, and the ability of individual communities and agencies to successfully replicate them in various settings.

Keywords:   delinquency, communities, delinquency prevention

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