Truancy intervention reduces crime: results from a randomized field trial

Bennett, Sarah, Mazerolle, Lorraine, Antrobus, Emma, Eggins, Elizabeth and Piquero, Alex R. (2017) Truancy intervention reduces crime: results from a randomized field trial. Justice Quarterly, 35 2: 309-329. doi:10.1080/07418825.2017.1313440

Author Bennett, Sarah
Mazerolle, Lorraine
Antrobus, Emma
Eggins, Elizabeth
Piquero, Alex R.
Title Truancy intervention reduces crime: results from a randomized field trial
Journal name Justice Quarterly   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0741-8825
Publication date 2017-04-21
Year available 2018
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/07418825.2017.1313440
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 35
Issue 2
Start page 309
End page 329
Total pages 21
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract Educational attainment is a fundamental cornerstone to success throughout the life-course. As a result, ensuring that young people remain in school and are not truant is critical. Although the importance of truancy as a risk factor for many adverse outcomes, including crime, has been well-documented, much less methodologically rigorous work has been undertaken to evaluate potentially promising prevention and intervention strategies. This paper uses a randomized field trial method to test how a partnership between police and schools targeting truancy impacts offending in a sample of high-risk truanting young people. We find that the truancy intervention reduces offending and we discuss the implications for practice and directions for future research.
Keyword School Refusal Behavior
Substance Use
Delinquent Development
Risk Youth
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID FL100100014
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Wed, 13 Sep 2017, 14:34:42 EST by Sarah Bennett on behalf of School of Social Science