Families, Schools, and Delinquency Prevention

  • James Q. Wilson
  • Glenn C. Loury

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Families, Children, and Delinquency

  3. Promising Interventions: Family Training

  4. Promising Interventions: Preschool and School Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Lawrence J. Schweinhart
      Pages 135-153
    3. J. David Hawkins, Richard F. Catalano, Gwen Jones, David Fine
      Pages 186-204
  5. The Family and Public Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Douglas J. Besharov
      Pages 207-238
    3. Leslie Lenkowsky
      Pages 239-256
    4. Charles F. Wellford
      Pages 257-267
    5. Brigitte Berger
      Pages 268-288
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 313-340

About this book


Are there ways to intervene early in a child's life that might reduce, at a reasonable cost, the probability of his becoming a serious delinquent? The results of some small-scale social experiments have been published suggesting that certain kinds of preschool education and parent training might have desirable and lasting effects. In addition, there is growing evidence that some kinds of medical intervention and certain forms of school organization and ethos could help reduce the rate of misconduct. The authors provide a full-scale assessment of the evidence that might lead to the design of new research and action efforts.


Government diagnosis intervention prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • James Q. Wilson
    • 1
  • Glenn C. Loury
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of ManagementUniversity of California-Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.John F. Kennedy School of GovernmentHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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