Families, Schools, and Delinquency Prevention

Families, Schools, and Delinquency Prevention

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Are there ways to intervene early in a child's life that might reduce, at a reasonable cost, the probability of his becoming a serious delinquent? The results of some small-scale social experiments have been published suggesting that certain kinds of preschool education and parent training might have desirable and lasting effects. In addition, there is growing evidence that some kinds of medical intervention and certain forms of school organization and ethos could help reduce the rate of misconduct. The authors provide a full-scale assessment of the evidence that might lead to the design of new research and action efforts.childa#39;s preschool experience makes the difference, and this content is inadequately described by merely indicating whether the child is ... only half as much juvenile delinquencya€”including only one-fifth as many acts of property violence and half as many acts of drug abuse. ... The average IQ of study children rose a dramatic 27 points during the first year of program participation, from 78 to 105; half of thisanbsp;...

Title:Families, Schools, and Delinquency Prevention
Author:Glenn C. Loury, James Q. Wilson
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-03-09


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