Comprehensive Gang Intervention

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According to the federal bureau of investigation crime rates have significantly dropped since 2010. There has been a plethora of efforts to make the current averages plummet, such as G.R.E.A.T., Comprehensive whole child intervention and prevention program, Truancy reduction program, School resource officer program, Scared straight program, etc. The core focus of this paper is to analyze these programs and their results to see whether or not these programs are effective in preventing and suppressing gang involvement. While also pointing out a few implications, and possibly recommendations for future research.

Koffman et al. (2009) conducted a research on the impact of “comprehensive whole child intervention and prevention program” which is …show more content…

Some might criticize their program enrollment. Considering the fact the program is used as an alternative of course most of the children are going to choose that option. With that being said i don’t feel the students will take the program seriously or truly engage with in it. Also children that are actually involved in a gang would most likely take the suspension days, so they can have more time to participate in gang …show more content…

In this study researchers analyze two different gang prevention programs which are the truancy reduction program and the school resource and officer program. The researchers measured their program efficiency by using a ratio of the cost of juvenile crime over the cost of the program. The S.R.O.P. and T.R.P. are typical school-police collaboration programs. The S.R.O.P. is a program that teaches students about drugs, alcohol use, and resisting peer pressure. The T.R.P. aim is to control daytime juvenile offenses, if they are in school then they won’t be able to commit crimes.T.R.P is considered a crime control while the S.R.O.P. is for crime prevention. The budget for both of these programs are consistently rising and they are exceeding the actual cost of juvenile daytime crime. T.R.P. showed low level of efficiency and the S.R.O.P show slightly higher levels of efficiency. However, both of these programs put out more than they were getting

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