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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. – 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.; 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
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1997
The Survey of School-Based Gang Prevention and Intervention Programs is a study of approaches used by schools to reduce or prevent gang involvement among schools. Principals in a probability sample of 1,287 schools were asked what they were doing in their schools to prevent problem behavior or to promote a safe and orderly school environment.…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention
Gottfredson, Denise C.; Fink, Carolyn M.; Skroban, Stacy; Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1997
Noting that prevention programs seldom work well, primarily because they are not implemented as required by the underlying program theory, this article summarizes literature suggesting that features of the implementing organization and its ecological context are related to the strength and fidelity of implementation. Schools are used as a focal…
Descriptors: Child Health, Context Effect, Delivery Systems, Early Intervention