Public support for early intervention programs: Implications for a progressive policy agenda
Abbreviated Journal Title
DELINQUENCY; CRIMINOLOGY; GENERALITY; PREVENTION; ATTITUDES; DEVIANCE; Criminology & Penology
Since the early 1970s, criminologists have embraced the view that only broader social justice will reduce crime-a stance that has largely surrendered criminal justice policy to conservatives. Emerging research shows, however, that early intervention programs prevent crime and are cost effective. Based on a 1997 survey of Tennessee respondents, the article reports further that the public supports early intervention strongly and prefers it to incarceration as a strategy to reduce offending. Thus, the article contends that early intervention programs which extend services to at-risk children and families, comprise an important progressive policy initiative that criminologists and policy makers should support.
Crime & Delinquency
"Public support for early intervention programs: Implications for a progressive policy agenda" (1998). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2211.