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A Meta-Analysis Update on the Effectiveness of Early Self-Control Improvement Programs to Improve Self-Control and Reduce Delinquency

NCJ Number
Journal of Experimental Criminology Volume: 12 Dated: 2016 Pages: 249-261
Date Published
June 2016
13 pages

The purpose of this study was to update a meta-analysis on early self-control improvement programs for children.


The screening of eligible studies was carried out for the period between January 2010 and September 2015. An additional seven studies were identified, which were added to the original database of 34 studies. Early self-control improvement programs are an effective evidence-based strategy for improving self-control and reducing delinquency. (Published abstract provided).

Date Published: June 1, 2016