ERIC Number: ED055376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Experiment in Delinquency Prevention and Control.
University graduate students worked as counselors with delinquent prone youths to develop and define means of identifying and re-orienting delinquent prone youths in a high school community setting. Diagnostic and evaluative instruments and techniques used included the computer analyzed Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and the Multiple Linear Regression Analysis of selected MMPI data. Seven case studies conducted within a classification and treatment methodology referred to as differential treatment were presented. The case studies consisted of differential treatment of a pre-delinquent youth using social reinforcement, application of a token economy system to modify effeminate dress behavior, differential treatment of a pre-delinquent high school girl, differential treatment of drug abuse, conditioning school attendance in a pre-delinquent juvenile with token and social reinforcement, application of composite methods to treatment of a pre-delinquent high school girl, and transactional analysis treatment of a delinquent-prone youth. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency and Corrections.