Title

Predicting Delinquency in Adolescence and Young Adulthood: A Longitudinal Analysis of Early Risk Factors

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Keywords

delinquency, risk factors, prevention, longitudinal studies

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1177/1541204008320261

Abstract

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.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, v. 6, issue 4, p. 323-342

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