Juvenile Crime and How to Reduce It

Christopher Slobogin and Mark R. Fondacaro

in Juveniles at Risk

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199778355
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199895151 | DOI:

Series: American Psychology-Law Society Series

Juvenile Crime and How to Reduce It

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This chapter reviews current research in relation to three topics: the biopsychosocial differences between juveniles and adults; the risk factors associated with juvenile offending; and the efficacy of interventions designed to reduce juvenile crime. Studying the first two subjects is crucial to figuring out whether the assumptions underlying the retributive, individual prevention, and rehabilitative models are accurate. The third topic is particularly important in assessing the individual prevention and rehabilitative models, as both rely on preventive interventions to succeed.

Keywords: juvenile justice system; juvenile offenders; juvenile crime; prevention; rehabilitation

Chapter.  7810 words. 

Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology

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