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Greenwood, Peter, W.

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Works: 9 works in 32 publications in 2 languages and 2,287 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  Abstracts 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV9104, 364.4
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Most widely held works by Peter, W Greenwood
Diverting children from a life of crime : measuring costs and benefits by Peter W Greenwood( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diverting Children from a Life of Crime is the first book to rigorously compare the costs and effectiveness of various early-intervention approaches with each other and with incarceration. The author examines four such programs: home visits by child care professionals to provide guidance in infant and child care; parent training and therapy for families with primary-school-age children who have shown aggressive behavior; cash and other incentives to induce disadvantaged high school students to graduate; and monitoring and supervision of high-school-age youth who have already exhibited delinquent behavior. The authors assess the cost-effectiveness of each program and find that graduation incentives might reduce crime by 15% and that other interventions could reduce crime by smaller but significant amounts
Intervention strategies for chronic juvenile offenders : some new perspectives( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers in this collection were commissioned as part of a Rand research study to determine whether rehabilitation is really dead, or possibly just hibernating. A companion book, “One More Chance: The Pursuit of Promising Intervention Strategies for Chronic Juvenile Offenders” (Greenwood & Zimring, 1985) presents the principle findings of the study, which old out promise that the quality of rehabilitation programs can and should be improved. These papers describe the analysis used to arrive at that conclusion. Their common thread is an attempt to explain why interest in, and knowledge about, rehabilitation of serious juvenile offenders is in its current state of confusion and disarray
Criminal justice research at Rand : a prospectus by Peter W Greenwood( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scheduling and dispatching policies in transportation systems by Peter W Greenwood( Book )

6 editions published between 1900 and 1978 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The criminal investigation process by Peter W Greenwood( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The criminal investigation process in municipal and county police departments was studied by survey, interviews and observations, and special data collection. Investigators spend about 7% of their time on activities that lead to solving crimes. Case solutions reflect activities of patrol officers, members of the public, and routine clerical processing more than investigative techniques. Nearly half of investigators' case-related activities are devoted to post-arrest processing; these activities are inadequately responsive to the needs of prosecutors. Collecting physical evidence at crime scenes does not help solve crimes unless evidence processing capabilities are adequate. Policy implications are discussed. (Author)
Statement for subcommittee of juvenile justice of thr senate committee on the judiciary by Peter W Greenwood( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selective incapacitation by Peter W Greenwood( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes the results of a research project designed to determine the potential benefits of selective incapacitation. The data for this research consist of a survey administered to approximately 2,100 male prison and jail inmates in three states--California, Michigan, and Texas. They also include information from official records for the prison inmates. Section II reviews prior research on criminal careers and then describes the survey data on which this study is based. Section III introduces and describes the concept of selective incapacitation. Section IV summarizes findings on the distribution of individual offenses and describes a predictive scale for identifying high-rate offenders. Section V estimates the potential impacts of selective incapacitation policies. The final section summarizes what the authors think they have learned about selective incapacitation and suggests the kind of research that remains to be done
Changing lives : delinquency prevention as crime-control policy by Peter W Greenwood( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most astonishing aspects of juvenile crime is how little is known about the impact of the policies and programs put in place to fight it. As a result of this almost complete absence of evaluation, the most commonly used strategies and programs for combating juvenile delinquency problems primarily rely on intuition and fads. Fortunately, as a result of the promising new research documented in Changing Lives, these deficiencies in our juvenile justice system might quickly be remedied." "Peter W. Greenwood here demonstrates that as crime rates have fallen, researchers have identified more connections between specific risk factors and criminal behavior, while program developers have discovered a wide array of innovative interventions. The result of all this activity, he reveals, has been the revelation of a few prevention models that reduce crime much more cost-effectively than popular approaches such as tougher sentencing, D.A.R.E., boot camps, and "scared straight" programs. Changing Lives expertly presents the most promising of these prevention programs, their histories, the quality of evidence to support their effectiveness, the public policy programs involved in bringing them into wider use, and the potential for investments and developmental research to increase the range and quality of programs."--Jacket
The criminal investigation process( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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