Published Online: August 7, 2012
Published in Print: August 8, 2012, as Youth Development

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"BAM—Sports Edition"

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A program designed to improve social-cognitive skills reduced the likelihood of being arrested for a violent crime by 44 percent and led to increased involvement in school in a sample of more than 1,400 disadvantaged males in Chicago, a briefRequires Adobe Acrobat Reader from researchers at the University of Chicago’s Crime Lab says.

Students in grades 7-12 were assigned to the Becoming a Man—Sports Edition program from a pool of 2,740 students drawn from 18 Chicago schools. Participating students attended, on average, 13 sessions focused on learning social-emotional skills.

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