ERIC Number: EJ811658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Reference Count: 14
Deviant by Design: Risks Associated with Aggregating Deviant Peers into Group Prevention and Treatment Programs
Dishion, Thomas J.; Dodge, Kenneth A.; Lansford, Jennifer E.
Prevention Researcher, v15 n1 p8-11 2008
While delinquency has multiple causes, deviant peer affiliation is one of the strongest. In fact, a high proportion of violence, drug use, and other deviant behaviors are committed in groups, rather than in isolation. This article explores how practices within educational, mental health, juvenile justice, and community programs can lead to deviant peer influences.
Descriptors: Drug Use, Community Programs, Peer Relationship, Juvenile Justice, Risk, Prevention, Delinquency, Peer Influence, Violence, Antisocial Behavior, Group Dynamics, Mental Health, Health Programs, Adolescents, Intervention
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