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Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies


About two million youths are arrested each year for offenses ranging from loitering to murder (Siegal and Senna, 1985). Juvenile delinquency is considered a serious social problem and since the early 1970*s there has been Increasing concern about its causes. Most treatment efforts have focused on the psychological and/or socio-economic problems of these youth leading to various individual and group therapy efforts. Socio-economic efforts include such programs as Job Corps, CETA, Head Start, and Upward Bound (Siegal and Senna, 1985; Lerner, 1985). These programs have only been partially effective in their attempts to reduce delinquency (Siegal and Senna, 1985).

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only