Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Criminal Justice: M.S.
School of Public Affairs
D. Lee Gilbertson
Dick D. T. Andzenge
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Juvenile delinquency, public school systems, behavior intervention programs
This paper presents an overview of the juvenile delinquency concept, trends in behaviors in public school systems, factors that have been linked to the situational and social learning, and public school systems efforts to reduce and prevent delinquent behavior in K-12 public schools. Some suggestions are made to improve understanding of student’s behavior due to outside influences as well as behavior intervention programs in which can be helpful in delinquent behavior prevention. These behaviors range from minor socially unacceptable acts such as disrespect and interruption, to criminal acts, such as assault and illegal possession and selling of drugs. School failure in including prevention programs places students at higher risk for involvement in juvenile correctional facilities, gang related activities, or even a lifetime of delinquent behavior. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of behavior intervention programs in establishing higher-quality learning environments and overall improved behaviors.
Keywords: Juvenile delinquency, public school systems, behavior intervention programs
Preisinger, Kali, "Behavior Support Intervention Programs in K-12 Public Schools" (2021). Culminating Projects in Criminal Justice. 15.