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New in the Library: Developmental Sequences of Girls’ Delinquent Behavior
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From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP),  Developmental Sequences of Girls’ Delinquent Behavior is a bulletin in the Girls Study Group series.  This series “examines issues such as patterns of offending among adolescents and how they differ for girls and boys; risk and protective factors associated with delinquency, including gender differences; and the causes and correlates of girls’ delinquency”.

From the bulletin:

“At the request of the Girls Study Group, to uncover the paths that girls who engage in delinquent behavior take, researchers from two long-term longitudinal studies of delinquency— the Denver Youth Survey and the Fast Track Project—collaborated to establish common delinquency measures, conduct analyses, and integrate findings on developmental patterns of girls’ offending from childhood through adolescence. This bulletin describes some of the major results of that study.” (p. 1-2)  Conclusions from this report include: most of the girls were delinquent in their childhood or adolescent years; a wide range of offending behaviors was reported; offenses were not frequent; the majority of girls did not have the same single beginning offense; and girls began and stopped offending at different ages.

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Posted Tue, Jun 10 2014 7:30 AM by Susan Powell

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