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NCJ Number: 118970 Find in a Library
Title: Delinquency in Adolescence
Author(s): S W Henggeler
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 151
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-3281-2
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book represents a compilation of research findings that focus on correlates of delinquent behavior in adolescents.
Abstract: Core areas of the adolescent delinquency issue include epidemiology, correlates and associated features, recidivism, and treatment. Multiple perspectives on adolescent delinquency are reflected in research on personality and cognitive features, family and peer relations, and school functioning. Special research topics focus on delinquency in females, sexual and violent offenders, and a typology of delinquency. Promising treatment options encompass individual, family, peer, and institutional therapy. The empirical findings show that delinquent behavior is associated with the characteristics of individual adolescents and the systems in which they grow and develop. These systems include the family, peers, school, and neighborhood. It is concluded that suprisingly few consistent findings have emerged from research on correlates of delinquent behavior and that the further study of developmental processes and systemic contexts will advance current understanding of delinquent behavior in adolescents. It is also concluded that chronic delinquent behavior can be treated effectively. Such treatment should be intense, intervene in the natural systems in which adolescents are involved, be capable of addressing multiple determinants of delinquent behavior, and be conducted by skilled therapists. 404 references, 3 figures.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency research
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile delinquent family relations; Personality assessment; School influences on crime
Note: Developmental Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry Series Volume 18
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