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NCJ Number: 229424 Find in a Library
Title: History of Juvenile Arrests and Vocational Career Outcomes for At-Risk Young Men
Journal: Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency  Volume:47  Issue:1  Dated:February 2010  Pages:91-117
Author(s): Margit Wiesner; Hyoun K. Kim; Deborah M. Capaldi
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 27
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Ths study examined the association of both juvenile arrests and age of onset of offending with two employment outcomes for the Oregon Youth Study (OYS).
Abstract: This study uses longitudinal data from the Oregon Youth Study (OYS) to examine prospective effects of juvenile arrests and of early versus late onset of juvenile offending on two labor market outcomes by age 29 or 30 years. It was expected that those with more juvenile arrests and those with an early onset of offending would show poorer outcomes on both measures, controlling for propensity factors. Data were available for 203 men from the OYS, including officially recorded arrests and self-reported information on the men’s work history across 9 years. Analyses revealed unexpected specificity in prospective effects: Juvenile arrests and mental health problems predicted the number of months unemployed; in contrast, being fired from work was predicted by poor child inhibitory control and adolescent substance use. Onset age of offending did not significantly predict either outcome. Implications of the findings for applied purposes and for developmental taxonomies of crime are discussed. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Age group comparisons; Employment-crime relationships; Juvenile employment-unemployment comparisons; Juvenile offender attitudes; Youth employment
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