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Serious and violent juvenile offenders

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Przybylski “Serious and violent juvenile offenders” This article talked about the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and how they convened the Study Group on Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders. They conclude that it is never too early to begin efforts to prevent SVJ offending, and it is never too late to intervene with known serious and violent juvenile offenders. One of the primary goals of the Study Group was to provide further guidance to jurisdictions across the country that is implementing OJJDP's Comprehensive Strategy. This strategy emphasizes strengthening the family and other core socializing institutions, implementing prevention programs targeting key risk factors, identifying potential offenders at a young age, and employing graduated sanctions based on assessments of risks and needs. The major conclusion the Study Group drew was that the SVJ offender is substantially different from the typical juvenile involved in delinquent
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Unformatted text preview: conduct. The majority of SVJ offenders is male, and usually displays early minor behavior problems that lead to more serious delinquent acts. The article had to excellent diagrams showing pathways to boys' disruptive behavior and delinquency and how Serious, Violent, and Chronic Offender Careers overlap. It was interesting to read on how early some of these kids are getting into trouble and/or drugs. When I was that age I couldn’t even imagine doing the things they are doing now. I believe that it is very important to catch them when they are younger so they don’t seem to get in a habit of committing the same crimes or worse later in life. I also believe that the way they are brought up and the people they hang out with have a major impact on what they do in life. This article also looked at predictors that made Przybylski them vulnerable to commit crimes or do drugs, which is huge in prevention of such things....
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