An experiment in social engineering in serving the families of predelinquents.

  title={An experiment in social engineering in serving the families of predelinquents.},
  author={Richard B. Stuart and T Tripodi and Srinika Jayaratne and Donald Camburn},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  volume={4 3},
One hundred and two predelinquent adolescents were randomly assigned to one of two conditions: an experimental condition in which behavioral contracting services were offered both at home and in school or a control condition in which clients were told that they could not be accomodated by project therapists and were informed about the possibility of their receiving treatment in other programs in the community. Most of those who were assigned to the control condition did not avail themselves of… CONTINUE READING

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