Predicting Delinquency in Adolescence and Young Adulthood: A Longitudinal Analysis of Early Risk Factors
delinquency, risk factors, prevention, longitudinal studies
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This study examined the ability of early risk factors to predict delinquency referrals. Significant risk factors included externalizing behaviors, prenatal smoking, parent marital status, and mother's education. Students with three or more risk factors had eight times the number of delinquency referrals than those with no identified risk factors.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, v. 6, issue 4, p. 323-342
Scholar Commons Citation
Green, Amy Lynn; Gesten, Ellis L.; Greenwald, Mark A.; and Salcedo, O., "Predicting Delinquency in Adolescence and Young Adulthood: A Longitudinal Analysis of Early Risk Factors" (2008). Psychology Faculty Publications. 1452.