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NCJ Number: 118307 Find in a Library
Title: Early Predictors of Adolescent Aggression and Adult Violence
Journal: Violence and Victims  Volume:4  Issue:2  Dated:(Summer 1989)  Pages:79-100
Author(s): D P Farrington
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 21
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development is a prospective longitudinal survey of 411 London males from ages 8 years old to 32 years old.
Abstract: This article investigates the prediction of adolescent aggression (ages 12-14 years old), teenage violence (ages 16-18 years old), adult violence (age 32 years old), and convictions for violence. Generally, the best predictors were measures of economic deprivation, family criminality, poor child-rearing, school failure, hyperactivity-impulsivity-attention deficit, and antisocial child behavior. Similar predictors applied to all four measures of aggression and violence. It is concluded that aggression and violence are elements of a more general antisocial tendency, and that the predictors of aggression and violence are similar to the predictors of antisocial and criminal behavior in general. 3 tables, 52 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminality prediction
Index Term(s): Behavior; Deviance; Juvenile Delinquency seriousness scales; Violent juvenile offenders
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