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Author Matthew, Marissa Erin, author.
Title Preventative measures related to youth gang involvement : a meta analysis / by Marissa Erin Matthew.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  LB2369 .Z9535 2012 M38eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (v, 68 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
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Thesis M.S. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-68).
Summary Examining recent trends across the United States, there is an overall increase in gang activity in schools throughout the country. Many gang prevention programs have been implemented, yet only a few have rigorously been evaluated. This study seeks to determine which prevention programs actually decrease the chances of youth members from joining gangs. Research-based services and programs will be the most successful in addressing the needs of the community, family and school with regard to gang prevention and youth delinquency. A synthesis of research data on prevention programs related to youth gang involvement will be reviewed. A total of 10 studies met the eligibility criteria for this meta-analysis. The purpose of the meta-analysis was to assess which prevention-related factors within five domains (i.e., family, school, peer, structured programming and community) have statistical evidence for deterring youth from gang membership. Multi-level community based prevention strategies had a large effect in programming in five studies. Four general prevention strategies revealed large effect sizes, within the school, structure programming and multi-level community based strategies. An analysis of the meta-analysis is provided with the assumption that research based prevention programs will be used in the future to stop at-risk youth members from joining gangs.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on June 19, 2012).
Subject Gang prevention -- United States.
School violence -- United States -- Prevention.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Education -- Educational Psychology and Counseling -- School Psychology.
OCLC number 849959615