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Diverting children from a life of crime [electronic resource] : measuring costs and benefits / Peter W. Greenwood ... [et al.] ; prepared for the University of California, Berkeley, and the James Irvine Foundation.

Contributor(s): Greenwood, Peter, W | University of California, Berkeley | James Irvine Foundation | Criminal Justice Program (Rand Corporation).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, 1998Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 69 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0585353301 (electronic bk.); 9780585353302 (electronic bk.); 0833026232; 9780833026231; 9780833048486 (electronic bk.); 0833048481 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Crime prevention -- United States -- Evaluation | Juvenile delinquency -- United States -- Prevention -- Evaluation | Evaluation research (Social action programs) | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Diverting children from a life of crime.DDC classification: 364.36/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: In combating crime in America, little attention has been paid to keeping children from becoming criminals. What benefit might be realized from such an approach, and at what cost? Working from limited data on program efficacy and on criminal careers, the authors of this report made rough estimates of the costs and benefits of four early interventions--prenatal home visits by child care professionals, followed by four years of day care; training for parents with young children who have shown aggressive behavior; incentives to induce disadvantaged high-school students to graduate; and monitoring and supervising young delinquents. All except the first appeared to be at least as cost-effective as a popular but very different approach to crime reduction--California's "three-strikes" law. The advantages of parent training and graduation incentives in particular are so large that some advantage is likely to be found even under assumptions differing substantially from those made here. This report updates information contained in MR-699-UCB/RC/IF, published in 1996.
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"RAND Criminal Justice."

Research that originated in an invitation to make a presentation at a seminar held Oakland, Calif., May 19, 1995.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 63-69).

"MR-699-1-UCB/RC/IF"--P. [4] of cover.

Description based on print version record.

In combating crime in America, little attention has been paid to keeping children from becoming criminals. What benefit might be realized from such an approach, and at what cost? Working from limited data on program efficacy and on criminal careers, the authors of this report made rough estimates of the costs and benefits of four early interventions--prenatal home visits by child care professionals, followed by four years of day care; training for parents with young children who have shown aggressive behavior; incentives to induce disadvantaged high-school students to graduate; and monitoring and supervising young delinquents. All except the first appeared to be at least as cost-effective as a popular but very different approach to crime reduction--California's "three-strikes" law. The advantages of parent training and graduation incentives in particular are so large that some advantage is likely to be found even under assumptions differing substantially from those made here. This report updates information contained in MR-699-UCB/RC/IF, published in 1996.

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