Schools and Delinquency

Schools and Delinquency

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Schools and Delinquency, first published in 2001, provides a comprehensive review and critique of the current research about the causes of delinquency, substance use, drop-out, and truancy, and the role of the school in preventing these behavior patterns. Examining school-based prevention programs and practices for grades K-12, Denise Gottfredson identifies a broad array of effective strategies improving the school environment, as well as some that specifically target youths at risk of developing problem behaviors. She also explains why several popular school-based prevention strategies are ineffective and should be abandoned. Gottfredson analyzes, within the larger context of the community, the special challenges to effective prevention programming that arise in disorganized settings, identifying ways to overcome these obstacles and to make the most troubled schools safer and more productive more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 5 b/w illus. 33 tables
  • 1139244167
  • 9781139244169

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'... a timely and high quality research monograph ... this book is a valuable addition in the field of criminology, psychology, education and youth studies. It, undoubtedly, is a major resource for anyone who is concerned about the future of children and young people and of course those who work in schools' Journal of Family Studiesshow more

Table of contents

1. School's potential as a location for delinquency prevention; 2. School-related individual characteristics, attitudes, and experiences; 3. School effects; 4. Field studies of school-based prevention: overview; 5. Changing school and classroom environments: the field studies; 6. Changing student personality, attitudes, and beliefs: the field studies; 7. Lost in translation: why doesn't school-based prevention work as well as it should?; 8. Where do we go from here?show more

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