Behavioral Approaches with Juvenile Offenders

A Meta-Analysis of Long-Term Treatment Efficacy
  • Rand Gottshalk
  • Williams S. DavidsonII
  • Jeffrey Mayer
  • Leah K. Gensheimer


Recent times have seen intense concern expressed over the prevalence of crime. In annual surveys conducted from 1972 through 1982, U.S. citizens were asked, “Is there more crime in this area than there was a year ago, or less?” Each year save one, the most common response was “more crime,” indicating the belief that crime has been an ever-increasing phenomenon in this society (Gallup, 1982). A 1980 survey indicated that at least 70% of the respondents reported taking at least one set of precautionary measures when going out of their residence (Research and Forecasts, Inc., 1980). Consistently, crime and lawlessness have been mentioned in surveys as one of the three most important social issues of our times (Roper Organization, 1982).


Antisocial Behavior Behavioral Approach Apply Behavior Analysis Juvenile Offender Juvenile Justice System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rand Gottshalk
    • 1
  • Williams S. DavidsonII
    • 1
  • Jeffrey Mayer
    • 1
  • Leah K. Gensheimer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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