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NCJ Number: 158194 Find in a Library
Title: Patterns of Delinquency in Norwegian Adolescents
Journal: British Journal of Criminology  Volume:35  Issue:4  Dated:(Autumn 1995)  Pages:543-562
Author(s): W Pedersen; L Wichstrom
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 20
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study investigates patterns of juvenile delinquency in Norway, based on self-report surveys completed by nearly 10,000 high school students.
Abstract: Factor analysis revealed three dimensions of delinquency, labeled crime, school opposition, and covert antisocial behavior. The delinquent behaviors under investigation were described through the concepts of variety, frequency, and participation. Respondents who reported participating in a variety of delinquent activities tended to have more frequent police contacts than other juveniles. There were clear age-related patterns in school opposition and covert behavior, as well as tendencies for peak ages to occur in self-reported crime. Sex differences were most pronounced on the crime dimension, significant but less extreme in terms of school opposition, and insignificant with regard to participation in covert behavior. 3 tables, 6 figures, 1 appendix, and 49 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Foreign juvenile delinquency; Juvenile delinquency factors; Norway; Statistics
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program.
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