KEY FEATURES A unique approach brings the causes of delinquency into the discussion of the juvenile justice system. Case studies included throughout the chapters bring the content to life and illustrate for students the connections between policy and research. Critical thinking questions appearing at the end of each case study encourage students to use facts and research to make thoughtful decisions regarding the presented issues. A margin glossary helps students master the language used when discussing juvenile justice and delinquency Carefully selected photos aid visual learners by bringing the concepts to life. Web resources at the end of chapters provide students with opportunities explore further information.

Is There a Science of Prevention?

Is There a Science of Prevention?
Chapter 7 Is there a science of prevention?
Barry A. Krisberg
The Politics of Prevention

During the highly partisan debate in 1993 on the federal crime bill, congressional Republicans seized on the theme that delinquency prevention was little more than political pork and that this funding was little more than a payoff to selected jurisdictions in exchange for votes to support the crime bill package. An Oakland, California, program that was designed to divert high-risk youths from the streets in the evening, Midnight Basketball, was especially singled out as a worthless expenditure of taxpayer dollars. President Bill Clinton had proposed that there be a large expenditure of funding for youth development programs. Further, Vice President Al ...

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