ERIC Number: ED119425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Delinquency Prevention: A Program Review of Intervention Approaches.
Mech, Edmund V.
The monograph classifies, describes, and critically analyzes the major examples of juvenile delinquency prevention that have been reported by research and demonstration projects. Prevention efforts are noted to proceed along three distinct levels: promoting healthy development for all youth, focusing on youth who appear to be on the road to delinquency, and reaching youth who are already juvenile offenders. Two sections include descriptions of small-scale (such as individual services, special education provisions, and work experience) and large-scale (area intervention in cities including Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C.) intervention programs. Results from action-oriented and research-oriented delinquency projects are reported and the research methodology used in evaluation of programs is examined. Studies on the problems and evaluations of youth service bureaus are cited. Outlined are three models for prevention (including a model for developing a community resource system) and proposed policy directions (in such areas as deinstitutionalization and school responsiveness). Appended is a paper on a family-oriented natural systems prevention model. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Regional Research Inst. for Human Services.