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Delinquency, Development, and Social Policy$
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David E. Brandt, Ph.D

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780300108941

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300108941.001.0001

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Adolescence and Delinquency

Adolescence and Delinquency

(p.46) 3 Adolescence and Delinquency
Delinquency, Development, and Social Policy

David Brandt

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses the biological and social transitions that contribute to delinquent behavior in early through to late adolescence. Potential risk factors include psychiatric disorders, increases in hormonal levels, alteration in family relationships, living in high-crime neighborhoods, negative peer influences, poor academic performance, and substance abuse.

Keywords:   delinquent behavior, adolescence, psychiatric disorders, negative peer influences, academic performance, substance abuse

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