This centennial collection of essays and original research studies captures the varied spectrum of philosophies and concerns of the Board and staff of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) over the past century . The criminological experts represented in this volume are renowned for their study and research into the far reaches of this field of study. As a chronicle of the NCCD’s development, editors Barry Krisberg, Susan Marchionna, and Christopher Baird include some of the most groundbreaking material to come out of the workings of this unique American institution.

Improved Decision Making in Child Maltreatment Cases

Improved decision making in child maltreatment cases
RaeleneFreitag, MadelineWordes-Noya

Delinquency prevention efforts ideally encompass a broad array of interventions, from smaller class sizes in early school years to after-school recreation to gang crisis intervention and mediation to intensified motorized police patrols.1 But even more fundamental to preventing delinquency is the reduction of child maltreatment.2 An emerging body of research points persuasively to a strong link between the experience of abuse or neglect and subsequent delinquent behavior.

The National Council on Crime and Delinquency has conducted a number of actuarial research studies designed to develop tools to categorize juvenile parolees and probationers on the basis of their likelihood to repeat delinquent behavior. Repeatedly these actuarial studies identify prior history of abuse or ...

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