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NCJ Number: 229150 Find in a Library
Title: Sex, Dating, and Delinquency: Do Precocious Relationships Lead to Crime?
Author(s): Christopher A. Kierkus
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 196
Sponsoring Agency: LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC
El Paso, TX 79913
Publication Number: ISBN 978-1-59332-372-1
Sale Source: LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC
Box 221258
El Paso, TX 79913
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The research report examines the potential link between young dating and sexual relationships and delinquency.
Abstract: The result of this research clearly shows a link between certain types of precocious relationships and delinquency. However, the research demonstrates just how complex this relationship is. Different indicators of opposite sex relationships were uniquely linked to delinquency, for male versus female adolescents, and during different developmental periods. The study shows that adolescent opposite sex relationships constitute an important piece of the delinquency puzzle. This research seeks to examine a previously under researched area in the field of criminology: how opposite sex peer relationships are related to delinquent behavior. The general hypothesis investigated is that early dating and sexual activity may represent particularly important criminogenic risk factors for teen girls: more important than for boys of similar ages. Prior to the beginning of this investigation, it was important to understand the theory and prior research that has addressed the issue. Figures, tables, references, and index
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors
Index Term(s): Acting out behavior; Adolescent females; Adolescent males; Adolescents at risk; Deviance; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile delinquency research; Juvenile Delinquent behavior; Peer influences on behavior; Sexual behavior
Note: From the LFB Scholarly Criminal Justice Recent Scholarship Series
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