This edition of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's [OJJDP] Juvenile Justice Journal "focuses on research that assess how and why children become delinquent, including its value in preventing and combating delinquency. The first article in this issue of Juvenile Justice outlines OJJDP's Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency, a series of studies that has tracked the experiences of large samples of high-risk youth throughout their developmental years. Authors of the second article discuss how communities can use risk factor research to address local gang problems. The In Brief section includes an overview of how three communities made measurable inroads against delinquency by addressing risk factors and also reviews relevant publications."
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: http://www.ncjrs.gov/
Juvenile Justice Journal (September 2004), v.9 no.1