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: 0195378997

ISBN-13: 9780195378993

Pub. Date: 10/08/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Drawing from 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. 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 and the effectiveness of programs designed to prevent

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Drawing from 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. 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 and the effectiveness of programs designed to prevent children from embarking on a life of crime. Criminologists David P. Farrington and Brandon C. Welsh 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. Preschool intellectual enrichment, child skills training, parent management training, and home visiting programs are among the most effective early prevention programs. At a time when America's unacceptable crime levels, 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:
9780195378993
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/08/2008
Series:
Studies in Crime and Public Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword James Q. Wilson v

1 Introduction: The Need for Early Prevention 3

Part I Early Risk and Protective Factors

2 Understanding Risk and Protective Factors 17

3 Individual Factors 37

4 Family Factors 55

5 Socioeconomic, Peer, School, and Community Factors 77

Part II Prevention in the Early Years

6 Understanding Risk-Focused Prevention 93

7 Individual Prevention 105

8 Family Prevention 121

9 Peer, School, and Community Prevention 137

Part III Toward a National Strategy

10 Never Too Early: A Comprehensive National Prevention Strategy 159

Notes 175

References 181

Index 223

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