Researchers from the United States

23rd April 1999 at 01:00
* Researchers from the United States 10 years ago identified 17 risk factors for youth crime. Sixteen also applied to illicit drug use, 15 for school failure and nine for school-age pregnancies, according to Barry Anderson, chief executive of Communities That Care, a new UK organisation.

Single focus prevention programmes were unlikely to be effective.

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