Juvenile arrests increased by almost 40% in Wisconsin in the 10-year period between 1984 and 1993. Perhaps more alarming is the sheer size of the juvenile crime problem with over 122,000 arrests in the state in 1993. While violent juvenile arrests increased by almost 60% from 1984 to 1993, violent offenses accounted for only 1.9% of all juvenile offenses in 1993. In fact, the violent crime rate in Wisconsin represented less than one-half of the corresponding 1992 rate for violent crime in the Midwest and the nation.
Promising Approaches for Addressing Juvenile Crime
by Stephen Blue
Director of the Neighborhood Intervention Program, Dane County Department of Human Services
What Leads to Aggressive Behavior in Children and to Chronic or Violent Crime? What are the most Promising Techniques for Preventing Delinquency?
by Lew Bank
Research Associate, Oregon Social Learning Center, Eugene Oregon
What Efforts of the Juvenile Justice System Have Proven Most Successful in Reducing Repeat Crimes?
by Dennis Maloney
Director, Community Corrections Department, Deschutes County Oregon
- Introduction (pdf)
by Wisconsin Family Impacy Seminar Staff
- Juvenile Crime in Wisconsin: A Statistical Overview (pdf)
by Linda Hall
- Do We Know Enough to Prevent Juvenile Crime? (pdf)
by Karen Bogenschneider