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The 8% Solution
Preventing Serious, Repeat Juvenile Crime



February 2000 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The 8% Solution is a practical, common-sense guide offering long-term solutions to juvenile crime through a proven programme. Written in narrative style with a liberal use of anecdotal incidents, this is an easy-to-read description of the law and details effective ways to correct the problem.
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE:THE 8% PROBLEM
 
The 8% Problem
Serious, Chronic Juvenile Offenders  
 
Crime at an Early Age
"Lets Give `Em a Break"  
 
Disrupted Families
The Continuing Family Crisis  
 
School Failure
School's Out for Good...and That's Bad  
 
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Getting "High" and Sinking Low  
 
Gangs, Runaways and Thieves
Definately the Wrong Crowd  
 
PART TWO: TOWARDS AN 8% SOLUTION
 
Laying the Groundwork
Devising an Intervention Strategy  
 
From the Ivory Tower to the Street
Field Testing the Program Model  
 
All's Well That Ends Well
The Field Test Results  
 
A Case Study
A Lesson From the Real World  
 
8% Solution - Orange County Style
True Collaboration and a One-Stop Shop  
 
Overcoming Barriers
8% Lessons Learned  
 
The Future of the 8% Solution
Building on a Sound Base  

An easy to follow text well laid out and accessible to students of all levels

Ms Louise Cadwell
Dept. of Applied Social Studies, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
March 19, 2013

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