In many schools, drugs, vandalism, assaults,
thefts, and violence against both students and teachers
have destroyed the orderly atmosphere needed for teaching
and learning. While juvenile criminal behavior,
both in school and elsewhere, is caused by a large and
complex set of sociological and psychological conditions,
there is evidence that...
Family therapists have proposed that specific types of
family interactions are dysfunctional for the family system
and can produce long-term negative effects for the child.
They further propose that, for healthy family functioning to
be maintained, parental alliances must be sustained and
excessive cross-generational coalitions (parent-child
alliances) must be blocked....
Many youth are able to be successful in the traditional school setting. Large numbers are not successful. Dropout rates are alarming. There is little research that examines the drop out problem from the perspective of the youth. Traditionally programs that are designed to help have been designed by adults. This...
The major purpose of this study was to compare the occurrence
of "delinquent" and "non-delinquent" responses and their contingent
social reinforcements during informal cottage peer interaction at a
training school for adolescent delinquent girls. The following hypotheses were tested: (1) The occurrence of delinquent responses exceeds
the occurrence of non-delinquent...