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NCJ Number: 169044 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Adolescent Drug Use, Delinquency, and Other Behaviors (From Delinquent Violent Youth: Theory and Interventions, P 98-128, 1998, Thomas P. Gullotta, Gerald R. Adams, et al., eds. - See NCJ-169040)
Author(s): C G Leukefeld; T K Logan; R R Clayton; C Martin; R Zimmerman; A Cattarello; R Milich; D Lynam
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Grant Number: P50-DA05312
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter discusses the role that substance use plays in adolescent delinquent behavior.
Abstract: Empirical evidence supports a strong relationship between drug use and delinquency, an association documented regardless of drug type, offense committed, and population sampled. Research also discloses that factors for both delinquency and drug use include family, peer and personality variables that were common predictors; low educational achievement as a common and early predictor; family structure and conflict as common variables; and childhood aggression as predictive of frequent adolescent drug use and delinquency. The chapter reviews these and other etiological factors and presents developmental progression as well as risk/protective factors as key concepts to more completely understand the relationship of drug use and delinquency. Understanding both the causes and effects of multiple pathways in and out of substance use and abuse has implications for both prevention and intervention programming. Additional research should examine biobehavioral prevention interventions, multiple interventions, the timing and sequencing of interventions, and the focusing of interventions on individual needs. Figure, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Drug Related Crime; Genetic influences on behavior; Home environment; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prediction; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile delinquency theory; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile educational background
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