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NCJ Number: 150613 Find in a Library
Title: Study on the Relationship Between Changes of Juvenile's Difficulties Faced in Puberty and Self-Reported Delinquency
Journal: Reports of the National Research Institute of Police Science  Volume:34  Issue:1  Dated:(July 1993)  Pages:34-44
Author(s): S Suzuki; K Takakuwa
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 11
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
Annotation: This study explored the relationship between difficulties experienced by a sample of 1,430 Japanese junior high school students (736 boys and 694 girls) and their involvement in delinquency.
Abstract: The problem areas examined in this study related to school achievement, relationships with parents, anxiety over social and academic issues, and experience of serious illness or hardship. In general, students seemed to experience the greatest difficulties between their first and second year of junior high school. Self-reported delinquency was measured by involvement in 15 types of law-breaking and school misbehaviors. The most frequently reported types of delinquent behavior included drinking, breaking school regulations, truancy, loitering in town with friends late at night, and smoking cigarettes. Involvement in these activities also increased between the first and second year of junior high school. The correlation between the two types of behaviors examined here became stronger in each school grade. 8 tables, 1 figure, and 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Foreign juvenile delinquency; Japan; Juvenile delinquency factors; Parental influence; School influences on crime; Statistics
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