Discussion 1 - PREVENTING JUVENILE CRIMES

It has been a matter of fact that interventions often

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It has been a matter of fact that interventions often worsen the condition of the children who are at-risk, rather than if they would never have been in an intervention. This is because of the fact that keeping a number of at-risk children together in a group will only propagate violent and delinquent behavior. When these children talk about the bad things they’ve done they are encouraged by their peers who promotes delinquent behavior. The most useful interventions are those which not only separate the at-risk children from each other but also combine them with some pro-social ones (Dishion and McCord; 1999). The children, who are ignored, have single parents or adolescent mothers are most likely to be juvenile offenders. This makes parenting as the factor of utmost importance for preventing juvenile crimes. Increasing use and availability of family planning services, including contraceptives and education helps reduce unwanted births and unwanted pregnancy which are in turn major risk factors for juvenile delinquencies. REFERENCES Siegel, Larry J., and Brandon Welsh. Juvenile Delinquency: The Core. 4th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/cengage Learning, 2011. Dishion & McCord (1999). When interventions harm :Peer groups and problem behavior. American Psychologist, 54, 755-764. A National Strategy for Juvenile Delinquency Prevention: A Risk- and Protection-Focused Approach to Delinquency Prevention. 1997 Report to Congress: Title V Incentive Grants for Local Delinquency Prevention Programs. http://www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/titlev/97rpttocong/sect- i1.html
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