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Delinquency, Development, and Social Policy$
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David E. Brandt, Ph.D

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780300108941

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300108941.001.0001

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Preventing Juvenile Delinquency

Preventing Juvenile Delinquency

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(p.107) 5 Preventing Juvenile Delinquency
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Delinquency, Development, and Social Policy
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David Brandt

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300108941.003.0005

This chapter discusses the risk factors and precursors of juvenile delinquency followed by an overview of some programs designed to prevent delinquency. It describes prevention programs directed to pregnant mothers and infants, preschool children, and elementary school children. Some of these programs, such as the Perry Preschool Program, were effective in terms of improving educational achievement and reducing delinquent behavior.

Keywords:   risk factors, juvenile delinquency, pregnant mothers, infants, preschool children, elementary school children, Perry Preschool Program

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