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Early Prevention of Adult Antisocial Behaviour

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David P. Farrington, Jeremy W. Coid, Rolf Loeber, Stephanie M. Green, Benjamin B. Lahey, Terrie E. Moffitt, Avshalom Caspi, Friedrich Lösel, Doris Bender, Richard E. Tremblay, Christa Japel, David Utting, J. David Hawkins, Todd I. Herrenkohl, Deborah Gorman-Smith, Brandon C. Welsh
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  • Date Published: January 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521030793

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  • This book presents a comprehensive overview of anti-social behavior prevention programs in pregnancy and infancy, pre-school, parent education and school programs (including the prevention of bullying). It emphasizes preventing the intergenerational transmission of antisocial behavior by focusing on family violence. It reviews whether risk factors and prevention programs have different effects on females as compared to males. Cost-benefit analyses of early prevention programs conclude that adult antisocial behavior can be counteracted effectively and cost-efficiently.

    • Focuses on prevention of adult antisocial behaviour
    • Brings together recent research on wide range of prevention programmes and differing impacts on females and males
    • Examines the cost effectiveness of such programmes
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    "I thought the chapters in this book covered the topic comprehensively and at a uniformly high level. The book would be indispensable to anyone working in research in this field and most helpful to clinicians interested in prevention." Philip Graham, Psychological Medicine

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    • Date Published: January 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521030793
    • length: 396 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.592kg
    • contains: 8 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    List of contributors
    Preface
    1. Advancing knowledge about the early prevention of adult antisocial behaviour David P. Farrington
    2. Formulating strategies for the primary prevention of adult antisocial behaviour: 'high risk' or 'population' strategies? Jeremy W. Coid
    3. Risk factors for adult antisocial personality Rolf Loeber, Stephanie M. Green and Benjamin B. Lahey
    4. Preventing the intergenerational continuity of antisocial behaviour: implications of partner violence Terrie E. Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi
    5. Protective factors and resilience Friedrich Lösel and Doris Bender
    6. Prevention during pregnancy, infancy and the preschool years Richard E. Tremblay and Christa Japel
    7. Prevention through family and parenting programmes David Utting
    8. Prevention in the school years J. David Hawkins and Todd I. Herrenkohl
    9. Prevention of antisocial behaviour in females Deborah Gorman-Smith
    10. Economic costs and benefits of primary prevention of delinquency and later offending: a review of the research Brandon C. Welsh
    11. Conclusions and the way forward David P. Farrington and Jeremy W. Coid
    Index.

  • Editors

    David P. Farrington, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge
    David P. Farrington has published extensively and is the first non-American to have been President of the American Society for Criminology. He is also a Fellow of the British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences.

    Jeremy W. Coid, St Bartholomew's and Royal London School of Medicine
    Jeremy W. Coid is Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at St Bartholomew's Hospital and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary College, University of London. His area of research is epidemiology of antisocial and high-risk behaviour, with a special interest in personality disorder. He is the author of Psychopathic and Antisocial Personality Disorders: Treatment and Research Issues (with B. Dolan, 1993).

    Contributors

    David P. Farrington, Jeremy W. Coid, Rolf Loeber, Stephanie M. Green, Benjamin B. Lahey, Terrie E. Moffitt, Avshalom Caspi, Friedrich Lösel, Doris Bender, Richard E. Tremblay, Christa Japel, David Utting, J. David Hawkins, Todd I. Herrenkohl, Deborah Gorman-Smith, Brandon C. Welsh

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