ERIC Number: ED466442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Law-Related Education and Delinquency Prevention. ERIC Digest.
Evidence from research/evaluation studies indicates that the principles underlying law-related education (LRE) programs address the factors that put youth at risk for delinquency. Although rigorous evaluations of LRE are limited, what evidence exists suggests that LRE has potential to prevent delinquency and problem behavior. This digest discusses: (1) the connection between LRE and delinquency prevention; (2) the impact of successful LRE on delinquency prevention; and (3) future directions of LRE programs that address delinquency. The digest suggests that adopting additional characteristics of effective prevention programs to enhance the delinquency prevention potential of LRE should be explored. (BT)
Descriptors: Delinquency Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Social Studies, Student Behavior, Youth Problems
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.