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NCJ Number: 97493 Find in a Library
Title: Religiosity and Delinquency Over Time - Deviance Deterrence and Deviance Amplification
Journal: Social Science Quarterly  Volume:66  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1985)  Pages:120-131
Author(s): C W Peek; E W Curry; H P Chalfant
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 12
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Both cross-sectionally and over time, religiosity deters self-reported delinquent conduct in a national panel of white high school males interviewed as sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Abstract: However, a deviance-amplification effect of religiosity is also noticeable: decreases from high sophomore religiosity are associated with greater senior delinquency than would be expected by simply the removal of religious deterrence. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Religion
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