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Child Delinquents
Development, Intervention, and Service Needs

  • Rolf Loeber - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • David P. Farrington - Cambridge University, UK, University of Cambridge, UK & University of Maryland, USA

© 2001 | 527 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Between 1980 and 1996 the number of arrests has increased considerably for offenders ages 12 and under. This increase is a cost to society in two ways: the cost of the crime and the cost of multiple agencies involved with these children. Several questions have developed due to this increase: How does the juvenile justice system deal with child delinquents? Is child delinquency a predictor of serious, violent, and chronic offending? How early can we predict delinquency, and what are early warning signs? In an effort to develop answers for these questions and many more, editors Rolf Loeber and David Farrington organized a study group on Very Young offenders comprising 39 experts on juvenile delinquency and child problem behavior. Over a two-year period of intense and collaborative work these individuals have produced the book Child Delinquents: Development, Intervention, and Service Needs. Presenting empirically derived insights, Child Delinquents is the definitive statement to date on the working knowledge of prevalence, development, risk and protective factors, and optimal intervention with preteen offenders. This book is an excellent source for a broad audience of researchers, scholars, psychiatry, and practitioners at the administrative level.

Shay Bilchik
Foreword
James F Short
Foreword
Rolf Loeber and David P Farrington
Preface
Rolf Loeber and David P Farrington
Executive Summary
Rolf Loeber and David P Farrington
The Significance of Child Delinquency
 
PART ONE: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT OF CHILD DELINQUENCY
Howard N Snyder
Epidemiology of Official Offending
Rachele C Espiritu, David Huizinga, Anne Crawford and Rolf Loeber
Epidemiology of Self-Reported Delinquency
Marvin D Krohn et al
Later Delinquency Careers
David R Offord, Ellen L Lipman and Erik K Duku
Epidemiology of Problem Behavior up to Age 12
Kate Keenan
Uncovering Preschool Precursor Problem Behaviors
 
PART TWO: RISK FACTORS AND INTERVENTIONS FOR CHILD DELINQUENCY
Richard E Tremblay and David LeMarquand
Individual Risk and Protective Factors
Gail A Wasserman and Angela M Seracini
Family Risk Factors and Interventions
John D Coie and Shari Miller-Johnson
Peer Factors and Interventions
Todd I Herrenkohl et al
School and Community Risk Factors and Interventions
Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, Meda Chesney-Lind and Darnell F Hawkins
Race and Gender Issues
 
PART THREE: MENTAL HEALTH, CHILD WELFARE, AND JUVENILE JUSTICE INTERVENTION
Barbara J Burns et al
Mental Health, Education, Child Welfare, and Juvenile Justice Service Use
James C Howell
Juvenile Justice Programs and Strategies
Janet K Wiig
Legal Issues
Brandon C Welsh
Economic Costs and Benefits of Early Developmental Prevention
 
PART FOUR: CONCLUSION
David P Farrington and Rolf Loeber
Summary of Key Conclusions
David P Farrington, Rolf Loeber and Larry M Kalb
Key Research and Policy Issues

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ISBN: 9780761924005

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