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Variables that initiate and maintain anearly-onset trajectory for juvenile offending

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 September 1998

GERALD R. PATTERSON
Affiliation:
Oregon Social Learning Center
MARION S. FORGATCH
Affiliation:
Oregon Social Learning Center
KAREN L. YOERGER
Affiliation:
Oregon Social Learning Center
MIKE STOOLMILLER
Affiliation:
Oregon Social Learning Center

Abstract

A trajectory defined by three time-ordered events was offered as a useful adjunct to building a development theory about antisocial behaviors. A sequence was defined with significant linkages between antisocial childhood behavior and early arrest and between early arrest and chronic offending. The majority of chronic offenders traveled through all three events in the sequence. Each event in the sequence shared a common process of disrupted family process plus frequent family transitions and marked social disadvantage. The findings support the hypothesis that the process that leads to antisocial behaviors at grade four may also maintain the entire sequence. The level of disrupted process at initiation and a time-based measure of involvement with deviant peers predicted which individuals moved forward in the sequence and which did not. The findings are consistent with the idea that the majority of chronic offending juveniles follow a trajectory that can be explained by a single theory.

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© 1998 Cambridge University Press

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