Titel: Saving Children from a Life of Crime
Autor/en: David P. (Professor of Psychological Criminology, Institute of Criminology, Professor of Psychological Criminology, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University) Farrington, Brandon C. (Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Massachusetts, Lowell) Welsh
Early Risk Factors and Effective Interventions.
black & white illustrations.
Oxford University Press Inc
7. Januar 2007 - gebunden - 248 Seiten
After decades of rigorous study in the United States and across the Western world, a great deal is known about the early risk factors for offending. High impulsiveness, low attainment, criminal parents, parental conflict, and growing up in a deprived, high-crime neighborhood are among the most
important factors. There is also a growing body of high quality scientific evidence on the effectiveness of early prevention programs designed to prevent children from embarking on a life of crime.
Drawing on the latest evidence, Saving Children from a Life of Crime is the first book to assess the early causes of offending and what works best to prevent it. Preschool intellectual enrichment, child skills training, parent management training, and home visiting programs are among the most
effective early prevention programs. Criminologists David Farrington and Brandon Welsh also outline a policy strategy--early prevention--that uses this current research knowledge and brings into sharper focus what America's national crime fighting priority ought to be.
At a time when unacceptable crime levels in America, rising criminal justice costs, and a punitive crime policy have spurred a growing interest in the early prevention of delinquency, Farrington and Welsh here lay the groundwork for change with a comprehensive national prevention strategy to save
children from a life of crime.
David P. Farrington is Professor of Psychological Criminology in the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University.
Brandon C. Welsh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, University of Massachusetts Lowell.
"Internationally recognized author Farrington (Cambridge) and US criminologist Welsh (Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell) have applied a psychological theoretical perspective and "gold standard" experimental methodology to delinquency programs....Recommended."--CHOICE
"[T]hese two prominent criminologists have written a book on one of social science's most important matters, and one that embodies the essence of good science: the development and articulation of good ideas, a solid discussion of theory and research, and appropriate policy proscriptions that are accessible and relevant to academics, policy-makers, and lay persons."--Journal of Youth & Adolescence
"Overall, Saving Children from a Life of Crime is an insightful and useful text. This book's main strength is that it is a 'one-stop shop' for everything we need to know about risk factors for delinquency and effective early prevention programmes. It is very well researched and the information is both up-to-date and