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Continuation PYS to analyze data on violence and serious Delinquency

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $350,000)

The Pittsburgh Youth Study (PYS) is a study examining the course of delinquency, substance use, and mental health problems in three samples of males. The samples were randomly drawn in 1987-88 from boys enrolled in the public schools in Pittsburgh, and after a screening procedure to increase the prevalence of high risk youth, have been regularly followed since then (see below under Design). The PYS, under the auspices of the Program for the Study of the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency is a collaborative study with the Denver Youth Survey (Dr. D. Huizinga) and the Rochester Youth Development Study (Dr. T. Thornberry). CA/NCF

Date Created: September 20, 2005