ERIC Number: ED138014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Link Between Learning Disabilities and Juvenile Delinquency: Current Theory and Knowledge.
Murray, Charles A.; And Others
Presented are the results of a study of the possible relationship between learning disabilities (LD) and juvenile delinquency (JD). The project is reported to have included a literature search, a survey of current theories of experts in the field of special education, and an inventory of Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) demonstration projects dealing with delinquency and having a direct involvement with LD detection or remediation. Data analysis is noted to have found the case for the "learning disabilities/juvenile delinquency link" to be not strongly documented, but suggestive. Among recommendations given are that LEAA resources be used to support a study of the incidence of LD in delinquent and non-delinquent adolescent populations and a program examining the extent to which LD could be effectively remediated for adolescent delinquents. Appended material includes summaries of the LD/JD studies, an inventory of demonstration projects, and an annotated bibliography of the reviewed literature. (IM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, Delinquency, Demonstration Programs, Exceptional Child Research, Identification, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Literature Reviews, Remedial Programs, Theories
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 027-000-00479-2, $2.70)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC.