Deviant Peer Influences in Programs for Youth

Deviant Peer Influences in Programs for Youth

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Most interventions for at-risk youth are group based. Yet, research indicates that young people often learn to become deviant by interacting with deviant peers. In this important volume, leading intervention and prevention experts from psychology, education, criminology, and related fields analyze how, and to what extent, programs that aggregate deviant youth actually promote problem behavior. A wealth of evidence is reviewed on deviant peer influences in such settings as therapy groups, alternative schools, boot camps, group homes, and juvenile justice facilities. Specific suggestions are offered for improving existing services, and promising alternative approaches are explored.Cindy Lederman, JD, Juvenile Court Division, 11th Judicial Circuit Court, Miami, Florida Mark W. Lipsey, PhD, Center for Evaluation Research and Methodology, Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, anbsp;...

Title:Deviant Peer Influences in Programs for Youth
Author: Kenneth A. Dodge, Thomas J. Dishion, Jennifer E. Lansford
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2007-06-01

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