ERIC Number: ED434970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May
Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders. Juvenile Justice Bulletin.
Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
This bulletin summarizes the latest and most comprehensive research and serious and violent juvenile (SJV) offenders taken from a report by the Study Group on Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders. It describes characteristics of SVJ offenders and predictors of SVJ offending. Some interventions to prevent offenses by SVJs are reviewed. Recently there have been hopeful signs that the national levels of youth violence and victimization have peaked and are beginning to decline, but new generations of children are at increased risk of becoming SVJ offenders because policymakers do not have the information, resources, or motivation to change the odds. The findings of the Study Group provide evidence to back their claim that it is never too early to prevent SVJ offenses and never too late to intervene to stop these. Each community should use the findings of the Study Group to garner resources and motivate the community's collective will for change. (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Note: Based on "Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders: Risk Factors and Successful Interventions" edited by Rolf Loeber, David P. Farrington, Elissa Rumsey, Charlotte A. Kerr, and Barbara Allen-Hagen.