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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Law and Justice
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Delinquency: Prevention, Intervention, and Justice



Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform: The Federal Role (CLAJ)

This report provides specific guidance to OJJDP regarding the steps that it should take to facilitate juvenile justice reform grounded in knowledge about adolescent development.
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Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach (CLAJ)

The report concludes that changes are needed if the juvenile justice system is to meet its aims of holding adolescents accountable, preventing reoffending, and treating them fairly.


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Deadly LessonsUnderstanding Lethal School Violence  (CLAJ,BOCYF)

The shooting at Columbine High School riveted national attention on violence in the nation’s schools. This dramatic example signaled an implicit and growing fear that these events would continue to... Read more

Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Justice  (CBASSE)

Even though youth crime rates have fallen since the mid-1990s, public fear and political rhetoric over the issue have heightened. The Columbine shootings and other sensational incidents add to the... Read more

Education and DelinquencySummary of a Workshop  (CBASSE)

The Panel on Juvenile Crime: Prevention, Treatment, and Control convened a workshop on October 2, 1998, to explore issues related to educational performance, school climate, school practices,... Read more

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