Saving Children from a Life of Crime: Early Risk Factors and Effective Interventions / Edition 1

Saving Children from a Life of Crime: Early Risk Factors and Effective Interventions / Edition 1

by David P. Farrington, Brandon C. Welsh
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195304098

ISBN-13: 9780195304091

Pub. Date: 11/23/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

After decades of rigorous study in the United States and across the Western world, a great deal is known about the early risk factors for offending. High impulsiveness, low attainment, criminal parents, parental conflict, and growing up in a deprived, high-crime neighborhood are among the most important factors. There is also a growing body of high quality

Overview

After decades of rigorous study in the United States and across the Western world, a great deal is known about the early risk factors for offending. High impulsiveness, low attainment, criminal parents, parental conflict, and growing up in a deprived, high-crime neighborhood are among the most important factors. There is also a growing body of high quality scientific evidence on the effectiveness of early prevention programs designed to prevent children from embarking on a life of crime.

Drawing on the latest evidence, Saving Children from a Life of Crime is the first book to assess the early causes of offending and what works best to prevent it. Preschool intellectual enrichment, child skills training, parent management training, and home visiting programs are among the most effective early prevention programs. Criminologists David Farrington and Brandon Welsh also outline a policy strategy—early prevention—that uses this current research knowledge and brings into sharper focus what America's national crime fighting priority ought to be.

At a time when unacceptable crime levels in America, rising criminal justice costs, and a punitive crime policy have spurred a growing interest in the early prevention of delinquency, Farrington and Welsh here lay the groundwork for change with a comprehensive national prevention strategy to save children from a life of crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195304091
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/23/2006
Series:
Studies in Crime and Public Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, James Q. Wilson
1. Introduction: The Need for Early Prevention
Part I: Early Risk and Protective Factors
2. Understanding Risk and Protective Factors
3. Individual Factors
4. Family Factors
5. Socioeconomic, Peer, School, and Community Factors
Part II: Prevention in the Early Years
6. Understanding Risk-Focused Prevention
7. Individual Prevention
8. Family Prevention
9. Peer, School, and Community Prevention
Part III: Toward a National Strategy
10. Never Too Early: A Comprehensive National Prevention Strategy
Notes
References
Index

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