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Schools and Delinquency : Cambridge Studies in Criminology - Denise C. Gottfredson

Schools and Delinquency

Cambridge Studies in Criminology

Paperback Published: 2nd May 2001
ISBN: 9780521626293
Number Of Pages: 332

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Schools and Delinquency 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 environments.

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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 Studies

School's potential as a location for delinquency prevention
School-related individual characteristics, attitudes, and experiences
School effects
Field studies of school-based prevention: overview
Changing school and classroom environments: the field studies
Changing student personality, attitudes, and beliefs: the field studies
Lost in translation: why doesn't school-based prevention work as well as it should?
Where do we go from here?
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ISBN: 9780521626293
ISBN-10: 0521626293
Series: Cambridge Studies in Criminology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 2nd May 2001
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.49

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