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Bartlett, Jennifer; Domene, José F. – Journal of Career Development, 2015
Little is known about the career development of youth with a history of criminal activity and the factors that influence their career development. The ability to secure employment is important in predicting successful outcomes for this population, but unfortunately youth who have been involved in crime are likely to face a myriad of obstacles to…
Descriptors: Youth, Criminals, Delinquency, Career Development
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Arata, Catalina M.; Langhinrichsen-Rohling, Jennifer; Bowers, David; O'Brien, Natalie – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2007
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the differential effects of multi-types of maltreatment in an adolescent sample. Different combinations of maltreatment (emotional, sexual, physical, neglect) were examined in relation to both negative affect and externalizing symptoms in male and female youth. Method: One thousand four hundred…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Urban Schools, Suicide, Sexual Abuse
Hernandez, Arturo – 2002
Traditionally an urban problem, gang involvement is growing on Native American reservations. This digest examines common factors in gang development and one tribe's response through a Native-centric education and juvenile justice system. The sum of handicaps associated with gang involvement has been termed "multiple marginality," and…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Community Responsibility, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Cooperation
Light, H. Wayne – 1977
Light's Retention Scale, consisting of 19 evaluation categories, is designed for use by teachers and school psychologists to determine whether a student should be retained in grade or promoted. Another suggested use is for nonprofessionals to determine what educational and psychological research discloses about a specific retention candidate in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Measures (Individuals), Psychological Evaluation
Osgood, D. Wayne; And Others – 1982
Some evaluations have concluded that diversion programs for juvenile offenders (programs intended as community-based alternatives to formal justice dispositions) reduce recidivism only among youths with the least serious offense histories. To investigate the relationship of offense history to program effectiveness, three diversion programs were…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Background, Crime, Delinquent Behavior
Silver, Rawley – Online Submission, 2008
Violent incidents occur frequently in schools and suicide ranks second to accidents as the leading cause of death among adolescents. The purpose of this presentation is to summarize the findings of six studies that used a stimulus-drawing task for access to fantasies, thoughts, and feelings. The studies were based on the theory that the task can…
Descriptors: Adults, Disabilities, Comparative Analysis, Delinquency
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Ferguson, Kristin M.; Bender, Kimberly; Thompson, Sanna J. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
This study identified predictors of transience among homeless emerging adults in three cities. A total of 601 homeless emerging adults from Los Angeles, Austin, and Denver were recruited using purposive sampling. Ordinary least squares regression results revealed that significant predictors of greater transience include White ethnicity, high…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Homeless People, Young Adults, Urban Areas
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Johnson, Byron R.; Pagano, Maria E.; Lee, Matthew T.; Post, Stephen G. – Youth & Society, 2018
Because addiction is a socially isolating disease, social support for recovery is an important element of treatment planning. This study examines the relationship between social isolation, giving and receiving social support in Alcoholics Anonymous during treatment, and post-treatment outcomes among juvenile offenders court-referred to addiction…
Descriptors: Crime, Social Isolation, Addictive Behavior, Alcohol Abuse
National Inst. for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC. – 1976
This publication outlines the activities of the Office of Juvenile Justice since its creation. It also reports on the entire Federal effort in delinquency prevention and juvenile justice. An introductory section describes the history and purpose of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-415). Other sections…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Delinquency Prevention, Federal Programs, Government Role
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Ryan, Joseph P. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2006
Objective: The purpose of this study is to identify and determine the individual and group-level factors associated with recidivism for children in a long-term Positive Peer Culture (PPC) program. The current study focuses specific attention on the role of child maltreatment in understanding the risk of recidivism. It is widely accepted that…
Descriptors: Recidivism, Delinquency, Child Abuse, Juvenile Justice
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Simpson, Jeffry A.; Griskevicius, Vladas; Kuo, Sally I-Chun; Sung, Sooyeon; Collins, W. Andrew – Developmental Psychology, 2012
According to a recent evolutionary life history model of development proposed by Ellis, Figueredo, Brumbach, and Schlomer (2009), growing up in harsh versus unpredictable environments should have unique effects on life history strategies in adulthood. Using data from the Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Risk and Adaptation, we tested how harshness…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Children, Environmental Influences, Child Development
New York State Assembly, New York. Select Committee on Child Abuse. – 1978
A longitudinal study examined the correlation between child abuse and neglect and subsequent ungovernable or delinquent behavior in 6428 children reported to court or child protective agencies in eight N.Y. counties during either 1952-3 or 1971-2. Histories of 4465 children from the earlier study were followed through court records for later…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Correlation
McCord, Joan – 1997
More than 50 years ago, the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study provided services to a randomly selected half of matched pairs of young boys living in congested urban environments. This "model intervention program" is analyzed in this paper. Between 1935 and 1939, information on approximately 1800 boys was gathered. This information was…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Delinquency, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention
Hartlage, Lawrence C. – 1974
The attitudes of parents and peers toward handicaps, particularly epilepsy, play an important part in determining how debilitating the handicap may actually be. This project compared attitudes of employers toward epilepsy in the early 1960's with their attitudes in the current decade. As a control for possible generalized shifts in employer…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Conferences, Disabilities, Employer Attitudes
Broderick, John, Ed. – 1984
One of a series of resources for teaching sociology at the postsecondary level, this volume contains syllabi and instructional materials for courses in juvenile delinquency. Material is divided into two parts. Part One consists of 16 syllabi ranging from those stressing theory to those which are more directly concerned with the practical problems…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Course Content, Course Descriptions
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