Juvenile Justice Bulletin
Shay Bilchik, Administrator May 1998

Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders

Introduction

From the Administrator

SVJ Offenders -- A Distinct Group

Predictors of SVJ Offending

Interventions to Prevent SVJ Offending

The Importance of Infrastructure and Accountability

Treatment and Sanctions of SVJ Offenders

Research Priorities

Conclusion

References

Study Group Members

This Bulletin was prepared under grant number 95-MU-MU-0032 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice.

Points of view or opinions expressed in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of OJJDP or the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office for Victims of Crime.

This Bulletin is based on Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders: Risk Factors and Successful Interventions, edited by Rolf Loeber and David P. Farrington. Elissa Rumsey, Charlotte A. Kerr, and Barbara Allen-Hagen, members of the Research and Program Development Division, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, prepared the Bulletin.

Points of view or opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of OJJDP or the U.S. Department of Justice.



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