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Families, Schools, and Delinquency Prevention

Author: James Q Wilson; Glenn C Loury
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 1987.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Are there ways to intervene early in a child's life that might reduce, at a reasonable cost, the probability of his becoming a serious delinquent? The results of some small-scale social experiments have been published suggesting that certain kinds of preschool education and parent training might have desirable and lasting effects. In addition, there is growing evidence that some kinds of medical intervention and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Q Wilson; Glenn C Loury
ISBN: 9781461570295 1461570298
OCLC Number: 851784198
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 340 pages)
Contents: Families, Children, and Delinquency --
Promising Interventions: Family Training --
Promising Interventions: Preschool and School Programs --
The Family and Public Policy --
Conclusion: Strategic Opportunities for Delinquency Prevention --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by James Q. Wilson, Glenn C. Loury.

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