This chapter critically analyzes common assumptions about the value of prediction and early intervention of antisocial behavior and juvenile delinquency from an ethical point of view. It presents contemporary academic discourses in science and ethics, and also reverts to the views and actual experiences of juveniles and parents concerned. First, the state of the art on early prevention and intervention are briefly sketched. Next, the chapter focuses on the social and ethical implications for individual children concerned as well as what such measures might entail for their parents and families. Finally, the chapter reflects on how early antisocial behavior (ASB)-prevention can lead to tensions between child well-being and public safety and the implications of such conflicts of interest.
|Title of host publication||The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Science of Punishment|
|Editors||Farah Focquaert, Elizabeth Shaw, Bruce N. Waller|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|