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Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency: A Comprehensive Framework

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Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency: A Comprehensive Framework presents the latest research and most effective programs for understanding, preventing, and controlling juvenile delinquency. Renowned specialist in the field James C. Howell examines key myths about juvenile violence and the ability of the juvenile justice system to handle modern-day juvenile delinq ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published February 24th 2003 by Sage Publications, Inc
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Alana
Feb 22, 2011 Alana rated it liked it
Juvenile delinquency is not a subject I'm all that interested in. I think Howell spends too much time on gangs (which are no where near the problem the media would have us think they are) and not enough on relating "gang" activity to regular juvenile delinquency. He's dry and that's probably at least somewhat related to the fact that reading textbooks is rarely fun.

Having said that, I'm a fan of the "what works?" philosophy of criminal justice/criminological theory and I wish it were used more i
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