Do After School Programs Reduce Delinquency?

  title={Do After School Programs Reduce Delinquency?},
  author={Denise C. Gottfredson and Stephanie A. Gerstenblith and David A. Soul{\'e} and Shannon C. Womer and Shaoli Lu},
  journal={Prevention Science},
After school programs (ASPs) are popular and receive substantial public funding. Aside from their child-care and supervision value, ASPs often provide youth development and skill-building activities that might reduce delinquent behavior. These possibilities and the observation that arrests for juvenile crime peak between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on school days have increased interest in the delinquency prevention potential of ASPs. This study examined effects of participation in ASPs conducted in… 
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