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Understanding Delinquency: A Longitudinal Multivariate Study of Developmental Patterns

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $100,000)

This program funds a major longitudinal research project. The project is studying developmental processes and life experiences that lead to involvement in delinquency and other problem behavior with a goal of suggesting the nature and timing of prevention and intervention programs. The project also focuses on precursors to and outcomes of juvenile justice system involvement, with a special focus on experiences of youth caught-up in the juvenile justice as they re-enter regular society. The project currently covers the ages of 7 through 26, and data from structured interviews and information from qualitative interviews is available. The program involves two objectives: the continuation of collaborative research efforts with OJJDP and the other two projects of OJJDP's Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency and continuation of research specific to the Denver Youth Survey. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 17, 2006