The Monetary Value of Saving a High-Risk Youth

  title={The Monetary Value of Saving a High-Risk Youth},
  author={Mark A. Cohen},
  journal={Journal of Quantitative Criminology},
  • Mark A. Cohen
  • Published 1998
  • Business
  • Journal of Quantitative Criminology
  • Programs targeted at high-risk youth are designed to prevent high-school dropout, crime, drug abuse, and other forms of delinquency. Even if shown to be successful in reducing one or more social ill, a key policy question is whether the cost to society from that intervention program exceeds its benefits. Although the costs of intervention programs are often available, the benefits are more illusive. This paper provides estimates of the potential benefits from “saving” a high-risk youth, by… CONTINUE READING
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