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What are the causes of delinquency?
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) publication, Juvenile Justice Journal, Vol. IX, No. I: Causes and Correlates provides information and resources regarding the causes of delinquency. For additional information, please visit the OJJDP Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency website for a comprehensive listing of resources regarding the causes and correlates of delinquency. Also see OJJDP's Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews: Risk Factors for Delinquency and Delinquency Prevention.

To learn more about juvenile delinquency, see these topic pages on our website:
  • Juvenile Justice: Juvenile Delinquency
  • Juvenile Justice: Delinquency Prevention


  • Last Updated: January 20, 2017

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