Schools and Delinquency (Cambridge Studies in Criminology)

Schools and Delinquency (Cambridge Studies in Criminology)

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Denise C. Gottfredson
Cambridge University Press, 1/25/2001
EAN 9780521626293, ISBN10: 0521626293

Paperback, 332 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm
Language: English

Schools and Delinquency, first published in 2001, provides a comprehensive review and critique of the current research about the causes of delinquency, substance use, drop-out, and truancy, and the role of the school in preventing these behavior patterns. Examining school-based prevention programs and practices for grades K-12, Denise Gottfredson identifies a broad array of effective strategies improving the school environment, as well as some that specifically target youths at risk of developing problem behaviors. She also explains why several popular school-based prevention strategies are ineffective and should be abandoned. Gottfredson analyzes, within the larger context of the community, the special challenges to effective prevention programming that arise in disorganized settings, identifying ways to overcome these obstacles and to make the most troubled schools safer and more productive environments.

1. School's potential as a location for delinquency prevention
2. School-related individual characteristics, attitudes, and experiences
3. School effects
4. Field studies of school-based prevention
5. Changing school and classroom environments
the field studies
6. Changing student personality, attitudes, and beliefs
the field studies
7. Lost in translation
why doesn't school-based prevention work as well as it should?
8. Where do we go from here?