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The 8% Solution

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.
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

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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