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ERIC Number: EJ954338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0161-5653
Special Education Disabilities and Juvenile Delinquency: A Unique Challenge for School Social Work
Mallett, Christopher A.; Stoddard-Dare, Patricia; Workman-Crewnshaw, Lisa
School Social Work Journal, v36 n1 p26-40 Sep 2011
In pursuit of their mission to augment the educational process, school social workers provide service to special education students and to youths at risk for juvenile delinquency. This paper builds on previous literature that has looked at the relationship between special education disabilities and youths offending behaviors and delinquency. In this report of a three-year, retrospective study that used a random sample of 430 delinquent youths from two Midwestern counties, this paper presents findings on the evaluation of the relationship between special education disability status and two juvenile court variables. This study found that adjudicated youths with special education disabilities, when compared to their nondisabled, delinquent peers, are at significantly greater risk for earlier juvenile court involvement and longer probation supervision than their nondisabled, delinquent peers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act