Preventing Delinquency by Putting Families First

Brandon C. Welsh

in The Future of Criminology

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199917938
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950430 | DOI:
Preventing Delinquency by Putting Families First

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This chapter deals with developmental prevention with a special focus on the family domain. It argues that families matter and by putting families first we can go a long way toward improving the effectiveness of delinquency prevention in the years to come. The importance of family-based prevention is evident not just in the early childhood years but also for system-involved youth.

Keywords: developmental prevention; family; delinquency prevention

Chapter.  2454 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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