Parent training and the prevention of crime

Alex R. Piquero, Wesley G. Jennings

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This article surveys existing research on parent training programs, which were formed in order to prevent disruptive behavior in children and avoid future delinquency. This article focuses on one of the most recent systematic reviews that study the effectiveness of these programs. It first explains the relevance of parent training programs for policy, and then summarizes previous research on parent training programs, especially home visitation programs and parental management programs. The final sections present the systematic review, its meta-analysis, and the implications of the results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199940783
ISBN (Print)9780195398823
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Disruptive behavior
  • Effectiveness
  • Future delinquency
  • Home visitation programs
  • Parent training programs
  • Parental management programs
  • Systematic reviews

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