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Recidivism among high risk youths: a 2 1/2-year follow-up of a cohort of juvenile detainees.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1743818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report some results from a longitudinal study of juvenile detainees. Analyses were directed toward determining whether the youths' alcohol or other drug use and their emotional/psychological problems at entry into the detention center predicted subsequent arrests for new offenses during the 24 and 30 months following their initial interviews. Statistically significant relationships were found between the youths' demographic characteristics (age, race, gender), referral history, reason for placement in the detention center, cocaine use (as measured by urinalysis), and recidivism. The magnitude of these relationships increased with the length of the follow-up period.
R Dembo; L Williams; J Schmeidler; A Getreu; E Berry; L Genung; E D Wish; C Christensen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of the addictions     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0020-773X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Addict     Publication Date:  1991 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-14     Completed Date:  1992-01-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0123640     Medline TA:  Int J Addict     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1197-221     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Criminology, Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa 33620.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / psychology,  rehabilitation
Child Abuse / psychology,  rehabilitation
Child Abuse, Sexual / psychology,  rehabilitation
Cohort Studies
Follow-Up Studies
Juvenile Delinquency / legislation & jurisprudence,  psychology,  rehabilitation*
Personality Assessment
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Street Drugs
Substance-Related Disorders / psychology,  rehabilitation*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Street Drugs; 50-36-2/Cocaine

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