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Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C.; Payne, Allison Ann; Gottfredson, Nisha C. – Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 2005
Hypotheses about the association of school organizational characteristics with school crime and disorder were tested in a nationally representative sample of 254 secondary schools. Relatively small intra-class correlations suggest that most of the variance in the individual measures of school disorder result from within-school rather than…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Violence, Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C. – 2001
This report describes approaches used by schools to prevent or reduce gang involvement among schools. The study of gang prevention and intervention builds on a large-scale National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools. A sample of 1,279 schools participated in the study. Overall, 7.6% of the male and 3.8% of the female secondary students…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Delinquency, Intervention, Juvenile Gangs
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1981
This report, prepared by the Studies in Delinquency and School Environments program, presents a theory of delinquency and proposes an action research strategy to develop delinquency prevention programs in schools. The materials build on the theories of Hirschi and Bandura, and assume that: (1) home and school experiences can be rewarding or…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention, Educational Environment
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1982
Differential association-learning theory posits that association with delinquent peers causes delinquency; control theory suggests that the link between delinquent peers and delinquent behavior is spurious, or that delinquent behavior leads to delinquent associates. To examine these competing perspectives, 1,128 secondary school males completed…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attachment Behavior, Behavior Theories, Delinquency
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1988
This paper describes what is known about delinquent behavior and the risk factors associated with engaging in delinquent behavior. Discussion focuses particularly on: (1) delinquent behavior and adolescent problem behavior; (2) high risk persons; (3) the role of learning in restraint against delinquency; (4) loci of intervention, including…
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, Delinquency, Educational Improvement
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1982
Social programs are often based on unclearly articulated theoretical rationales. The evaluations of these programs are also often relatively theory free, and therefore make limited contributions to theory. A Program Development Evaluation (PDE) approach, intended to integrate theory testing with the development and evaluation of action programs,…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Educational Theories, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Improvement
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1978
The Randomized Response Technique (RRT) appears to have promise in future work which studies the relation of school variables to disruption or delinquent behavior. The RRT is especially useful in situations when it is difficult or undesirable directly to ask stigmatizing questions. The proportions of students in this study estimated to have used…
Descriptors: Action Research, Antisocial Behavior, Delinquency, Delinquent Behavior
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C.; Czeh, Ellen R.; Cantor, David; Crosse, Scott B.; Hantman, Irene – 2000
This project was undertaken to develop a comprehensive account of the levels of problem behaviors in schools. It also looked at what schools do to prevent problem behaviors and how they promote a safe and orderly environment. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the study and explains some school-based interventions such as social competency…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Delinquency, Educational Environment, High Risk Students