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    I need help crafting a delinquency prevention measure from each of the three levels of prevention: Primary, secondary, and tertiary. Prevention measures may be corrective, punitive, or mechanical. Describe each prevention measure, including an explanation of why it is classified as primary, secondary, or tertiary.

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    Hi,

    Your question is:

    1. I need help crafting a delinquency prevention measure from each of the three levels of prevention: Primary, secondary, and tertiary. Prevention measures may be corrective, punitive, or mechanical. Describe each prevention measure, including an explanation of why it is classified as primary, secondary, or tertiary.

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    This is an interesting question. Let's take a closer look.

    (1) Primary: Examples of prevention measures are general delinquency prevention programs offered at the school programs e.g. violence, drug, and other social problem prevention programs.

    These measures are considered primary level interventions because they target youth before they are in trouble with the law and are general social justice measures to counter factors that can engender vulnerability and inappropriate behaviour - safeguarding and promoting rights, development and welfare (http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:vv-7duBkPzgJ:www.ceecis.org/juvenilejustice/dox/roundtable/presentations/Plenary%2520Day%25201/JJ%2520CEE%2520CIS%2520NC%2520pres%2520080708%2520%255BF%2520copy%255D.ppt+Primary,+secondary,+and+tertiary+PREVENTION+juvenile+law+definition&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=3&gl=ca&client=firefox-a).

    2) Secondary: Examples of prevention measures are structured recreational, educational, and life skills programs (in conjunction with training) that are geared to enhance communication skills, problem-solving techniques, and decision-making abilities. To measure the effectiveness of these measures, the youth would be tested to see if their level of communication skills, problem-solving techniques, and decision-making abilities has improved/increased from when the youth entered the program. Other measures include: (a) mobilizing community leaders and residents to plan, strengthen, or create new opportunities or ...

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    By illustrative example, this solution illustrates a delinquency prevention measure from each of the three levels of prevention: primary, secondary, and tertiary. It describes each prevention measure e.g. corrective, punitive, or mechanical examples, including an explanation of why it is classified as primary, secondary, or tertiary.

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