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Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders: Risk Factors and Successful Interventions

by Loeber R and Farrington D SAGE Publications, Inc
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Detailed and comprehensive, Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders presents authoritative discussions by a select group of leading scholars on issues surrounding serious and violent juvenile offenders. This population is responsible for a disproportionate percentage of all crime and poses the greatest challenge to juvenile justice policymakers. Under the skillful editorship of Rolf Loeber and David P. Farrington, this unique volume integrates knowledge about risk and protective factors with information about intervention and prevention programs so that conclusions from each area can inform the other. Current literature on these two areas does not, for the most part, apply directly to serious and violent juvenile offenders. This volume contends that serious and violent juvenile offenders tend to start displaying behavior problems and delinquency early in life, warranting early intervention. It is the contributors` thesis that prevention is never too early. They also maintain, however, that interventions for serious and violent juvenile offenders can never be too late in that effective interventions exist for known serious and violent juvenile offenders.Augmented by charts, tables, graphs, figures, and an extensive bibliography, Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders is an excellent reference work and a must read for policy and lawmakers, judges, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, education administrators, researchers, academics, social workers, sociologists, as well as graduate students and interns.

Foreword - Rolf Loeber and David P Farrington Preface 1 - James Q Wilson Preface 2 - Lloyd E Ohlin Major Aims of the Book - David P Farrington and Rolf Loeber PART 1: DEVELOPMENTAL COURSE AND RISK FACTORS Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders - Rolf Loeb

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine (Secondary appointment in Dept. of Psychology)PhD, Queens UniversityClinical Program, Clinical/Developmental ProgramResearch Interests: Juvenile antisocial behavior and delinquency, substance use, mental health problems