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Title: Multiple Problem Youth: Delinquency, Substance Use, and Mental Health Problems
Author(s): D S Elliott; D Huizinga; S Menard
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 266
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
New York, NY 10010
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: MH27552; 78-JN-AX-0003; 83-IJ-CX-0063
Publication Number: ISBN 0-387-96925-X
Sale Source: Springer-Verlag
Publicity Manager
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book addresses the major epidemiological and etiological issues raised at a state-of-the-art research conference on juvenile offenders with serious drug, alcohol, and mental health problems held in 1984.
Abstract: The data and analyses presented rely heavily on the National Youth Survey, a 10-year longitudinal study involving a national sample of adolescents. The study examines what patterns of joint delinquent-ADM (alcohol, drug, and mental health) problems are found within the adolescent population, as well as what proportion of youth exhibit each multiple-problem pattern and how youth are exhibiting these patterns distributed in the general population by age, sex, race, class, and place of residence. Also addressed are how these patterns differ regarding the frequency of each type of behavior. The study considers whether there is a particular temporal order or developmental sequence in the onset of these behavior that is more likely than others and whether a common set of causes for these problems can be identified. Finally, the study examines the predictive effect of joint involvement in these behaviors on subsequent long-range "career" or chronic involvement in crime or ADM disorders. Methodological, theoretical, policy, and future research implications are drawn from the findings. Chapter tables, 220 references, appended supplementary information, subject index, author index.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prediction; Juvenile plea bargaining; Mental disorders; Underage Drinking
Note: From the Research in Criminology Series.
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