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The Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency: New Evidence to Consider

Author: Horton, Arthur
Author Background:
Date 1/1/98
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Human-Behavior-in-the-Social-Environment
Volume/Pages 1998, 1, 4, 1-10.
Subject Matter Human Behavior
Abstract Highlights the problem of violence & delinquency among youth in US society, based on regression analysis of state-level crime data utilizing a cross-sectional design. Results indicate that juvenile incarceration is impacted by demographics - ie, magnitude of the juvenile population, number of African Americans, & educational achievement. However, it is primarily affected by child maltreatment patterns. Evidence suggests this to be the primary focus of prevention. Two policy variables are also considered. 2 Tables, 12 References. Adapted from the source document.