Are Interventions With Children And Adolescents At Risk Of Future Offending Effective? Discuss

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Are interventions with children and adolescents at risk of future offending effective? Discuss.

CCJ10 Introduction to forensic psychology
Brooke Williamson
Student id- S5070501
Unit coordinator- Nicola Cheyne

Research has shown that often there are risk factors involved during childhood and adolescence which predict the likelihood of an individual becoming involved in crime later in life. Such a discovery begs the question if intervening and therefore reducing these risk factors would prevent future criminality. This essay firstly will begin by explaining what is meant by children and adolescents at risk and a brief overview of the factors that can put them at risk. Secondly, it will use a longitudinal study to show that these risk factors have been associated with future offending. Thirdly a definition will be given of interventions and how they can be a useful way to prevent risk factors leading to future offending. Fourthly a study will be discussed to show a possible relationship between mental illness in a parent relating to risk factors in the child. Fourthly exploring three different methods of intervention and demonstrate their effectiveness in reducing particular risk factors related to future offending, with a focus on child behavior. Lastly this essay will conclude that interventions can be a useful way to reduce risk factors and therefore help prevent future offending as a result.
Generally, when referring to childhood this indicates the age from…
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