The 8% Solution Preventing Serious Repeat Juvenile Crime / Edition 1

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Overview

The 8% Solution is a practical, common-sense guide offering long-term solutions to juvenile crime through a proven program. Written in narrative style with a liberal use of anecdotal incidents, this is an easy-to-read description of the law and details effective ways to correct the problem.

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Based on seven years of research with 6,400 first time juvenile offenders, this book focuses on long-term solutions to the problem of repeat crimes, offering a way to pick out the 8 percent of kids who are the perpetrators of over half of the repeat juvenile crimes. Kurz, Director of Program Support and Research for the Probation Department, and Schumacher, Chief Probation Officer, both in Orange County (CA), describe the characteristics of kids who repeatedly get into trouble and offer cost-effective ways to correct the problem, particularly by identifying the most likely career criminals and providing them with skill-building and family-oriented services to mitigate the factors that link kids to repeat crime. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761917915
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/22/1999
  • Series: Juvenile Delinquency Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Michel Schumacher Ph.D. was employed by the County of Orange for over 32 years in a variety of positions. He was the Chief Probation Officer for over 20 years and in that capacity supervised in excess of 20,000 adult and juvenile offenders and operated two Juvenile Halls and three other custody facilities. He was elected president of two statewide correctional organizations; the California Probation, Parole and Correctional Association (CPPCA) and the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) and served as Legislative Chairman for CPOC for 13 years. For about a year Dr. Schumacher was the Director of the Orange County Health Care Agency which consists of public health, mental health, and environmental health. He also served as County Executive Officer for approximately 3 years with responsibilities for the administration of a $4.4 billion County Budget and a workforce of approximately 17 thousand employees.

Dr. Schumacher has taught part-time at various colleges and universities over the past 30 years. He taught classes in criminal justice, management and social sciences at the University of California, Irvine, California State University, Fullerton and Long Beach; the University of Southern California; the U.S. International University in San Diego; the International University of Mexico (Mexico City) and Saddleback Community Collage, Mission Viejo. He is the author of numerous criminal justice and management publications. He is co-author of the book "The 8% Solution; Preventing Repeat Serious Chronic Juvenile Crime ", published by Sage Publications in January 2000.

Dr. Schumacher. completed his undergraduate and Masters Degrees in psychology at California State University, Los Angeles. He went on to earn a second Masters Degree in Public Administration at the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in Human Behavior at U.S. International University in San Diego.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE:THE 8% PROBLEM
The 8% Problem
Serious, Chronic Juvenile Offenders
Crime at an Early Age
"Lets Give 'Em a Break "
Disrupted Families
The Continuing Family Crisis
School Failure
School's Out for Good...and That's Bad
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Getting "High" and Sinking Low
Gangs, Runaways and Thieves
Definately the Wrong Crowd
PART TWO: TOWARDS AN 8% SOLUTION
Laying the Groundwork
Devising an Intervention Strategy
From the Ivory Tower to the Street
Field Testing the Program Model
All's Well That Ends Well
The Field Test Results
A Case Study
A Lesson From the Real World
8% Solution - Orange County Style
True Collaboration and a One-Stop Shop
Overcoming Barriers
8% Lessons Learned
The Future of the 8% Solution
Building on a Sound Base

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