The 8% Solution is a practical, common-sense guide offering long-term solutions to juvenile crime through a proven program. Written in narrative style with a liberal use of anecdotal incidents, this is an easy-to-read description of the law and details effective ways to correct the problem.

From the Ivory Tower to the Street: Field Testing the Program Model
From the Ivory Tower to the street: Field testing the program model

Although there is now evidence that some approaches to deterring juvenile crime work better than others,1,2 in the fall of 1994 we were entering into uncharted waters by seeking to combine many varied components into a single intervention program. In addition, we were unwilling to commit an extensive amount of funding and staff effort, and ask others in our collaborative to do the same, without evidence that this concept would work.

Before setting up a complete program with an experimental research design involving random assignment, a field test of the pilot program was planned to “shake down” how cases were selected and what ...

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