The Abandonment of Delinquent Behavior: Promoting the Turnaround

The Abandonment of Delinquent Behavior

Promoting the Turnaround

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ISBN10: 0275929280 ISBN13: 9780275929282 Contributors: Jenkins, Richard L.; Kirk, Sara Publisher: Praeger Pub Text Published: Dec 1 1988 Weight: 1.20lbs. Height: 10.00" Width: 6.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

This unprecedented study of delinquent behavior reversal challenges the widely held view that early delinquency becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. By identifying the variables involved in the turnaround process, the contributors provide an examination of issues such as: favorable effects of juvenile court adjudication; following up previously adjudicated delinquents; the post-intervention experience; delinquency and attachment; and evolution, devolution, and disruption of treatment in an antisocial child. The book is a significant and welcome addition to the literature that should stimulate more and better research on the juvenile justice system that will have a positive and constructive thrust. Criminal Justice Review

Adolescent delinquents can often experience a complete behavioral turnaround--even if their delinquent behaviors have become a pattern. This unprecedented study of delinquent behavior reversal challenges the widely held view that early delinquency becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. By identifying the variables involved in the turnaround process, the contributors hope to provide an understanding of this phenomenon--and to encourage its occurrence. They examine, from both personal and research perspectives, issues such as: favorable effects of juvenile court adjudication; following up previously adjudicated delinquents; the post-intervention experience; delinquency and attachment; and evolution, devolution, and disruption of treatment in an antisocial child.

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