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NCJ Number: NCJ 181861     Find in a Library
Title: Highlights of Findings From the Rochester Youth Development Study
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Author(s): Katharine Browning Ph.D. ; Terence P. Thornberry Ph.D. ; Pamela K. Porter MSE
Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 2
  Annotation: This OJJDP Fact Sheet presents highlights of findings from the Rochester Youth Development Study.
Abstract: The Rochester Youth Development Study, a longitudinal study of 1,000 urban adolescents, investigated the causes and consequences of adolescent delinquency and drug use by following a sample of high-risk urban adolescents from their early teenage years through their early adult years. Children who were more attached to and involved with their parents were less involved in delinquency. Poor parenting increased the probability of delinquent behavior and delinquent behavior further weakened the relationship between parent and child. The impact of family variables appeared to fade as adolescents became older and more independent of their parents. Weak school commitment and poor school performance were associated with increased involvement in delinquency and drug use. The report also presents data concerning peer influence on behavior, gang membership and delinquency, structural position, youth involvement with guns, and consequences of delinquent behavior. Reference
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors ; Controlled Substances ; Firearms ; Gangs ; Peer influences on behavior ; Juvenile Delinquent behavior ; Juvenile delinquent family relations ; Socioeconomic causes of delinquency ; Juvenile delinquency
Publication Number: FS-99103
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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