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Changing Lives: Delinquency Prevention as Crime-Control Policy

Peter W. Greenwood


One of the most astonishing aspects of juvenile crime is how little is known about the impact of the policies and programs put in place to fight it. The most commonly used strategies and programs for combating juvenile delinquency problems primarily rely on intuition and fads. Fortunately, as a result of the promising new research, these deficiencies in our juvenile justice system might quickly be remedied. The book demonstrates here that as crime rates have fallen, researchers have identified more connections between specific risk factors and criminal behavior, while program developers have d ... More

Keywords: juvenile crime, crime rates, risk factors, criminal behavior, sentencing, D.A.R.E., boot camps, scared straight programs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780226307190
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226307237.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter W. Greenwood, author