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

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

by David P. Farrington

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199719624
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/29/2000
Series: Studies in Crime and Public Policy Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 564 KB

About the Author

David P. Farrington is Professor of Psychological Criminology in the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University.

Brandon C. Welsh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, University of Massachusetts Lowell.

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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