ERIC Number: ED266386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
One More Chance: The Pursuit of Promising Intervention Strategies for Chronic Juvenile Offenders.
Greenwood, Peter W.; Zimring, Franklin E.
This document gives the findings and recommendations of a study designed to identify interventions which can reduce the criminality of chronic juvenile offenders. The findings presented should be of interest to researchers and practitioners who are attempting to devise methods of reducing the crimes of chronic offenders that are more effective and humane than incarceration. The executive summary discusses the ineffectiveness of rehabilitation programs and the problem of chronic offenders who begin their careers as juveniles. The document includes sections on: (1) predictors of chronic criminal behavior including crime causation theories and integrating predictive factors with delinquency theories; (2) assessment of risk including criminal patterns and predicting chronic criminality; (3) legal aspects of rehabilitation and prevention programs; (4) effective approaches in rehabilitation programs including alternatives to training schools and post-program contacts; (5) effective prevention programs in preschools and public schools, and parent training techniques; and (6) the economic benefits to offenders and society of early intervention. Policy implications are discussed. A six-page reference list is included. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Correctional Institutions, Cost Effectiveness, Crime, Criminals, Criminology, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Intervention, Justice, Juvenile Courts, Recidivism, Youth Problems
The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90406-2138 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: For related document, see CG 018 865.