Problem Behaviors

Problem Behaviors

"Problem behavior is behavior that is socially defined as a problem, as a source of concern, or as undesirable by the social and/or legal norms of conventional society and its institutions of authority; it is behavior that usually elicits some form of social control response, whether minimal, such as a statement of disapproval, or extreme, such as incarceration." – Richard Jessor

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) is committed to understanding and preventing some of the consequences of problem behaviors that put young people's health and development at risk. The primary focus of the work involves the more serious forms of problem behavior that impede or disrupt a normal, healthy course of child or adolescent development or that violate legal statutes and carry some risk of arrest and incarceration. Research and prevention efforts have focused on aggressive antisocial behavior, delinquency, substance abuse, domestic violence, gun violence, health and mental health problems, bullying, risky sexual behavior, teen pregnancy, suicide, truancy and other problem behaviors.

In a concerted effort to prevent problem behaviors and resulting youth violence, CSPV is assisting communities and schools through the Safe Communities Safe Schools and Blueprints for Violence Prevention and the Academic Center of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention projects. By linking the research on violence prevention to the needs of families, schools and communities, CSPV strives to build bridges between the practitioners and the research community in order to bring the most tested methods to the challenge of preventing violence.


Signs That a Child May Need Help

(No one sign is automatically an indication that help is needed. Look for multiple signs and consider the context. Refer to a social support team or a designated professional to determine the appropriate intervention).

  • Social withdrawal
  • Excessive feelings of isolation and being alone
  • Excessive feelings of rejection
  • Being a victim of violence
  • Feelings of being picked on and persecuted
  • Low school interest and poor academic performance
  • Expression of violence in writings and drawings
  • Uncontrolled anger
  • Patterns of impulsive and chronic hitting, intimidating and bullying behaviors
  • History of discipline problems
  • Past history of violent and aggressive behavior
  • Intolerance for differences and prejudicial attitudes
  • Drug use and alcohol use
  • Affiliation with gangs
  • Inappropriate access to, possession of, and use of firearms
  • Serious threats of violence

Consequences of Selected Problem Behaviors

Bullying

  • Risks for both depression and suicide are higher among bullies and victims.
  • Those who bully and are bullied appear to be at greatest risk of experiencing the following: loneliness, trouble making friends, lack of success in school, and involvement in problem behaviors such as smoking and drinking.

Dating violence

  • Dating violence has important negative effects on the mental and physical health of youth, as well as on their school performance.
  • Violence in an adolescent relationship sets the stage for problems in future relationships, including intimate partner violence and sexual violence perpetration and/or victimization throughout life.

Truancy

  • Truant youth are more likely to perform poorly in school and drop out of school as well as use illegal drugs, commit crimes and become pregnant as a teenager.
  • Truancy is associated with poor adult outcomes, including violence, marital instability, job instability, lower-status jobs, adult criminality, and incarceration.

Underage Drinking

  • Youth who drink alcohol are more likely to have school, social, legal and physical problems as well as unintentional injuries such as those caused by car accidents.
  • Youth who drink alcohol are at higher risk for suicide and homicide.

Drug Abuse

  • Young people who persistently abuse substances often experience an array of problems, including academic difficulties, health-related problems (including mental health), poor peer relationships, and involvement with the juvenile justice system.
  • Arrest, adjudication, and intervention by the juvenile justice system are eventual consequences for many youth engaged in alcohol and other drug use.

Gun Violence

  • More than 3 in 5 youth suicides involve firearms.
  • More teenage boys in America die from gunfire than from car accidents.

Publications


National Youth Survey

ICPSR National Youth Survey Series

Books and Monographs

  • Ageton, S. S. Sexual Assault Among Adolescents. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, Washington, DC: Health and Company, 1983.
  • Covey, H.C., Menard, S. and Franzese, R.J. Juvenile Gangs. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1992, Second Edition, 1997.
  • Elliott, D.S. (Senior Science Editor), 2001. Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. [Major sections of this report involve NYS data.]
  • Elliott, D.S., Hagan, J. and McCord, J. Youth Violence: Children at Risk. Spivack Program in Applied Social Researach and Social Policy, Washington DC: American Sociological Association, 1998.
  • Elliott, D. S., Huizinga, D. and Ageton, S. S. Explaining Delinquency and Drug Use. Beverly Hills, CA : Sage Publications, 1985.
  • Elliott, D. S., Huizinga, D. and Menard, S. Multiple Problem Youth: Delinquency, Drugs and Mental Health Problems. New York, NY: Springer, 1989.
  • Menard, S. Longitudinal Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1991; Second Edition, 2002.
  • Menard, S. Applied Logistic Regression Analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1995; Second Edition, 2002.

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Published Articles

  • Ageton, S. S. "The Changing Patterns of Female Delinquency:1976-1980." Criminology 21(4): 555-584, 1983.
  • Canter, R. J. "Family Correlates of Male and Female Delinquency." Criminology 20(2): 149-168, 1982.
  • Canter, R. J. "Sex Differences in Self-Reported Delinquency." Criminology 20: 373-394, 1982.
  • Canter, R. J. and Ageton, S. S. "The Epidemiology of Adolescent Sex Role Attitudes." Journal of Sex Roles 2(718), 1984.
  • Dunford, F. W. and Elliott, D. S. "Identifying Career Offenders with Self-Reported Data." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 21(1): 57-86, 1984.
  • Elliott, D. S. "Self-Reported Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs and the Risk of Alcohol/Drug-Related Accidents." Alcohol, Drugs, and Driving 3(3-4): 31-44, July-December, 1987.
  • Elliott, D. S. "Serious Violent Offenders: Onset, Developmental Course, and Termination." Criminology 32:1-22, 1994. Reprinted (in whole or in part): Conger, J.J. and N.L. Talambus (eds.) Adolescence and Youth: Psychological Development In A Changing World, New York: Harpers, 1997; Greenberg, D. (ed.) Criminal Careers: Vol. II, Hampshire, England; Dartmouth 1996. Dobrin, A., Loftin, C., McDowall, D. and Wiersema, B. (eds.), The Statistical Handbook of Violence in America. Phoenix, AZ: Oryn, 1996; NIJ, Technical Assistance and Support Program, 1994.
  • Elliott, D. S. "An Overview of Youth Violence." Congressional Program: Children and Violence 9(2): 15-20, 1994. Reprinted, Center for the Study of Youth Policy 1995, Adapted for "Youth Violence: An Overview." Pp. 83-89 in Juvenile Crime: Opposing Viewpoint, San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1996.
  • Elliott, D. S. "Life-Threatening Violence is Primarily a Crime Problem." University of Colorado Law Review 69:1081-1098, 1998.
  • Elliott, D. S. "Violent Offending Over the Life Course." National Institutes of Health: Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research, 1998.
  • Elliott, D. S. and Ageton, S. S. "Reconciling Race and Class Differences in Self-Reported and Official Estimates of Delinquency." American Sociological Review 45(1): 95-110, 1980.
  • Elliott, D. S., Ageton, S. S. and Canter, R. J. "An Integrated Theoretical Perspective on Delinquent Behavior." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 16(1): 3-27, 1979.
  • Elliott, D. S. and Huizinga, D. "Social Class and Delinquent Behavior in a National Youth Panel: 1976-1980." Criminology 21(2): 149-177, 1983.
  • Elliott, D. S., Huizinga, D. and Morse, B. J. "Self-Reported Violent Offending: A Descriptive Analysis of Juvenile Offenders and Their Offending Careers." Journal of Interpersonal Violence 1(4): 472-514, 1986.
  • Elliott, D. S. and Morse, B. J. "Delinquency and Drug Use as Risk Factors in Teenage Sexual Activity." Youth and Society 21(1): 32-60, 1989.
  • Esbensen, F. and Elliott, D. S. "Continuity and Discontinuity in Illicit Drug Use." Journal of Social Issues 24:75-97, 1994.
  • Esbensen, F. and Menard, S. "Interviewer-Related Measurement Error in Attitudinal Research: A Non-Experimental Study." Quality and Quantity 25: 151-165, 1991.
  • Huizinga, D. and Elliott, D. S. "Reassessing the Reliability and Validity of Self-Report Delinquency Measures." Journal of Quantitative Criminology 2(4): 293-328, 1986.
  • Huizinga, D. and Elliott, D. S. "Juvenile Offenders: Prevalence Offenders Incidence, and Arrest Rates by Race." Crime and Delinquency 33(2): 206-223, 1987.
  • Huizinga, D., Menard, S. and Elliott, D. S. "Delinquency and Drug Use: Temporal and Developmental Patterns." Justice Quarterly 6:419-455, 1989.
  • Johnson, B.D., Wish, E.D., Schniedler, J., Huizinga D. (1991) "Concentration of Delinquent Offending: serious Drug Involvement and High Delinquency Rates." Journal of Drug Issues 21:205-291.
  • Menard, S. "Short-Term Trends in Crime and Delinquency: A Comparison of UCR, NCS and Self-Report Data." Justice Quarterly 4(3): 455-474, 1987.
  • Menard, S. "Demographic and Theoretical Variables in the Age-Period-Cohort Analysis of Illegal Behavior." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 29(2): 178-199, 1992.
  • Menard, S. "A Developmental Test of Mertonian Anomie Theory." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 32:136-174, 1995.
  • Menard, S. "Coefficients of Determination for Multiple Logistic Regression Analysis," The American Statistician, 54(1):17-24, 2000.
  • Menard, S. "The 'Normality' of Repeat Victimization From Adolescence Through Early Adulthood," Justice Quarterly, 17(3):543-574. 2000.
  • Menard, S. "Short- and Long-Term Consequences of Adolescent Victimization," Youth Violence Research Bulletin. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice. 2002.
  • Menard, S. and Elliott, D. S. "Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Data Collection and Analysis in the Study of Crime and Delinquency." Justice Quarterly 7:11-55, 1990.
  • Menard S. and Elliott, D. S. "Self Reported Offending, Maturational Reform, and the Easterlin Hypothesis." Journal of Quantitative Criminology 6: 237-267, 1990.
  • Menard, S. and Elliott, D. S. "Data Set Comparability and Short-Term Trends in Crime and Delinquency." Journal of Criminal Justice 21:433-445, 1993.
  • Menard, S. and Elliott, D. S. "Delinquent Bonding, Moral Beliefs, and Illegal Behavior: A Three-Wave Panel Model." Justice Quarterly 11:173-188, 1994.
  • Menard, S. and Huizinga, D. "Age, Period, and Cohort Size Effects on Self-Reported Alcohol, Marijuana, and Polydrug Use." Social Science Research 18:174-194, 1989.
  • Menard, S. and Huizinga, D. "Changes in Conventional Attitudes and Delinquent Behavior in Adolescence." Youth and Society 26:23-53, 1994.
  • Menard, S. and Mihalic, S. "The Tripartite Conceptual Framework in Adolescence and Adulthood: Evidence From a National Sample," Journal of Drug Issues, 31(4):905-938.
  • Menard, S., Elliott, D. S. and Wofford, S. "Social Control Theories in Developmental Perspective." Studies in Crime and Crime Prevention 2:69-87, 1993.
  • Menard, S., Mihalic, S. and Huizinga, D. "Drugs and Crime Revisited," Justice Quarterly, 18(2):269-299.
  • Mihalic S. Wofford, S., Elliott, D. S. and Menard, S. "Continuities in Marital Violence." Journal of Family Violence 9:195-225, 1994.
  • Mihalic, S. Wofford and Elliott, D. S. "A Social Learning Theory Model of Marital Violence." Journal of Family Violence 12(1):21-47, 1997.
  • Mihalic, S. Wofford and Elliott, D. S."If Violence Is Domestic, Does It Really Count?" Journal of Family Violence 12(3):293-311, 1997.
  • Mihalic, S. Wofford and Elliott, D. S. "Short- and Long-Term Consequences of Adolescent Work." Youth and Society 28(4):464-498, 1997.
  • Morse, B. J. "Beyond the Conflict Tactics Scale: Assessing Gender Differences in Partner Violence." Violence and Victims 10(4):257-272, 1995.
  • Roitberg, T. and Menard, S. "Adolescent Violence: A Test of Integrated Theory." Studies on Crime and Crime Prevention 4:177-196, 1995.

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Chapters in Books

  • Elliott, D. S. "The Assumption That Theories Can Be Combined with Increased Explanatory Power: Theoretical Integrations." In R. F. Meier (ed.), Theoretical Methods in Criminology. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 1985.
  • Elliott, D. S. "Longitudinal Research in Criminology: Promise and Practice." In E. G. M. Weitekamp and J. H. Kerner (eds.) Cross National Longitudinal Research on Human Development and Criminal Behavior Pp.189-201. Netherlands: Kluwer, 1994.
  • Elliott, D. S. "Violent Offending Over the Life Course: A Sociological Perspective." Pp. 191-204 in Krasnegor, N., Anderson, N. and Bynum, D. (eds.) Health and Behavior, Vol. 1, Rockville, MD: National Institutes of Health, 2000.
  • Elliott, D. S. and Huizinga, D. "Improving Self-Reported Measures of Delinquency." In M. W. Klein (ed.), Cross-National Research in Self-Reported Crime and Delinquency. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer, 1989.
  • Elliott, D.S. and Huizinga, D. "The Relationship Between Delinquent Behavior and ADM Problems" on C. Hampton (ed.) Juvenile Offenders with Serious Drug, Alcohol and Mental Health Problems. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989.
  • Elliott, D. S., Huizinga, D. and Dunford, F. W. "The Identification and Prediction of Career Offenders Utilizing Self-Reported and Official Data." Pp. 90-121 (Chapter 4) in J. Burchard and S. Burchard (eds.), Primary Prevention of Psychopathology. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1987.
  • Elliott, D. S., Huizinga, D. and Morse, B. J. "A Career Analysis of Serious Violent Offenders." Pp. 23-34 in Violent Juvenile Crime: What Do We Know About It and What Can We Do About It? Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, 1987.
  • Elliott, D. S. and Menard, S. "Delinquent Friends and Delinquent Behavior: Temporal and Developmental Patterns." Pp. 28-67 in David Hawkins (ed.) Delinquency and Crime: Current Theories. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  • Elliott, D. S. and Morse, B. J. "Drug Use, Delinquency and Sexual Activity." In C. Jones and E. McAnarney (eds.) Drug Abuse and Adolescent Sexual Activity, Pregnancy and Parenthood. NIDA, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1987.
  • Esbensen, F. "Measurement Error and Self-Reported Delinquency: An Examination of Interviewer Bias." In Waldo, G. P. (ed.) Measurement Issues in Criminal Justice. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1983.
  • Espiritu, R.C., Huizinga,D., Crawford, A.M., and Loeber, R. "Epidemiology of Self-reported Delinquency." In Loeber and Farrington, Eds. Child Delinquents: Development, Interventions, and Service Needs. Beverly Hills: Sage, 20010).
  • Huizinga, D. "Assessing Violent Behavior with Self-Reports." In J. Milner (ed.) Neuropsychology of Aggression Kluwer Academic Publishing, 1991.
  • Huizinga, D. and Elliott, D.S. "Reported prevalence and Reported Frequency of Delinquent Behavior" in K. Maguire and A. Pastore (Eds.) Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics 1979; 1980, 1983 1986, 1989, 1992 (Tables). P. 286-305 and Appendix 11. U.S. Department of Justice, 1997.
  • Huizinga, D., Esbensen, F. and Weiher, A. "Examining Developmental Trajectories in Delinquency Using Accelerated Longitudinal Research Designs." In E.G.M. Weitekamp and H. J. Kerner (eds.), Cross-national Longitudinal Research on Human Development and Criminal Behavior, Pp. 203-216. Netherlands: Kluwer, 1994.
  • Menard, S. "A Developmental Test of Cloward's Anomie-Opportunity Theory." In N. Passas and R. Agnew (eds.) The Future of Anomie Theory. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1997.

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Papers Presented at Professional Meetings

  • Chien, C. Y. "Testing the Effect of the Key Theoretical Variable of Theories of Strain, Social Control and Social Learning on Types of Delinquency." Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Baltimore, MD. 1990.
  • Chien, C. Y. "Defining Patterned Offending: Theoretical Distinctions Among Low Frequency Offenders." Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA. 1991.
  • Dibert, R. "Delinquency and Sexual Behavior: Concomitance and Developmental Progression." Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA. 1991.
  • Dunford, F. W. "The Relationship Between Self-Reports and Official Records: The NYS Experience." Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL. 1988.
  • Elliott, D. S. "Causal Analysis and the Identification of Developmental Sequences with Cohort Data." International Symposium on Selected Criminology Topics: Cohort Studies, University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden. August 1978.
  • Elliott, D. S. "Family Bonding, Peer Bonding and Delinquent Behavior." American Society of Criminology Meeting, Denver, CO. 1983.
  • Elliott, D. S. "Self-Reported Violent Offending." American Society of Criminology Meeting, San Diego, CA. 1985.
  • Elliott, D. S. "Longitudinal Research in Criminology: Promise and Practice." NATO Conference on Cross-National Longitudinal Research Friedenstatt, Germany. 1992.
  • Elliott, D. S. "A Developmental Perspective on Social Integration: Explaining IndividualPatterns of Crime and Substance Use Over the Lifespan." Plenary Address, British Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Cardiff, Wales. 1993.
  • Elliott, D. S. "Health-Enhancing and Health-Compromising Behaviors." Keynote Speaker, Third Symposium on Research Opportunities in Adolescence: Promoting Adolescent Health, The Carnegie Corporation of New York. Washington, D.C.1993.
  • Elliott, D. S. "Serious Violent Offenders: Onset, Developmental Course and Termination." Presidential Address, American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. 1993.
  • Elliott, D. S. "Lies, Damn Lies and Arrest Statistics." The Edwin H. Sutherland Award Presentation, American Society of Criminology Meeting. Boston, MA. 1995.
  • Elliott, D. S. "Violent Sexual Assault." American Society of Criminology Meeting, Boston, MA. 1995.
  • Elliott, D. S. "Violent Sexual Offending: A Life Course Developmental Perspective." Presented at the Meeting of the Western Society of Criminology, Honolulu, HI. 1997.
  • Elliott, D. S. and Esbensen, F. "Factors Associated With the Discontinuity of Drugs," Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, 1993.
  • Elliott, D. S. and Huizinga, D. "Defining Patterned Delinquency: A Conceptual Typology of Delinquent Offenders." American Society of Criminology Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 1980.
  • Elliott, D. S. and Huizinga, D. "Establishing Temporal Order." American Society of Criminology Meeting, Chicago, IL. 1988.
  • Elliott, D. S., Huizinga, D., Hawkins, J. D., Catelano, R. and White, H. R. "Social Integration: An Important Construct in Explaining Delinquency." American Society of Criminology Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 1992.
  • Elliott, D. S. and Menard, S. "Conventional Bonding, Delinquent Peers, and Delinquent Behavior." American Sociological Association Meeting, Washington, DC. 1990.
  • Huizinga, D. "Dynamic Typologies: A Means of Exploring Multivariate Longitudinal Data." Classification Society, Gainesville, FL. April 1979.
  • Huizinga, D. Plenary Address "Programs for Youthful Offenders: What Works?" National Conference on Employment and Crime, Portland, OR. 1988.
  • Huizinga, D. "Longitudinal Surveys: The National Youth Survey and the Denver Youth Survey." Law and Society, Madison, WI. 1989.
  • Huizinga, D. "Drug Use, Drug Selling, and Delinquency: The 1970s and the 1990s." Presented at the Meeting of the Western Society of Criminology, Honolulu, HI. 1997.
  • Huizinga, D. "Overtime changes in Delinquency and Drug Use: The 1970's and the 1980's."Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1997.
  • Huizinga, D. and Dunford, F. W. "The Delinquent Behavior of Arrested Individuals." Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, NE. April 1985.
  • Huizinga, D. and Dunford, F. W. "The Effects of and Official Arrest on Subsequent Individual Behavior." Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL. March 1986.
  • Huizinga, D. and Elliott, D. S. "Re-Thinking the Validity of Self-Report Delinquency Measures." The Pacific Sociological Association Meeting, Denver, CO. 1986.
  • Huizinga, D. and Kuhn, L. K. "Employment and Delinquency: Is There a Connection?" Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL. March 1986.
  • Johnson, B. D., Wish, E., Schmeidler, J. and Huizinga, D. "Drug and Alcohol Involved Delinquencies: Substance Use Near the Time of the Crime." Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Cincinnati, OH. 1984.
  • Knowles, B. A. and Elliott, D. S. "The Influence of Parent and Peer Norms on Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use." American Society of Criminology Meeting, Philadelphia, PE. 1979.
  • Kuhn, L. "Maintaining High Response Rates in Longitudinal Studies: The NYS 1977-1984." Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL. 1988.
  • Menard, S. "Merton's Modes of Adaptation as Predictors of Delinquency." Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA. 1991.
  • Menard, S. "A Test of Cloward and Ohlin's Anomie-Opportunity Theory." Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Miami, FL. 1994.
  • Menard, S. "The Drugs-Crime Relationship in Adolescence and Adulthood." Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Miami, FL. 1994.
  • Menard, S. "Victimization Careers." Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL. 1995.
  • Menard, S. "Adolescent Victimization and Adult Outcomes." Presented at the Meeting of the Western Society of Criminology, Honolulu, HI. 1997.
  • Menard, S., Elliott, D. S. and Huizinga, D. "Maturational Reform, Cohort Size, and Period Effects on Delinquency and Drug Use." Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL. 1988.
  • Mihalic, S. "The Antecedents of Spousal Violence." Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL. 1988.
  • Mihalic, S. "Continuities and Discontinuities in Marital Violence." Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA. 1991.
  • Mihalic, S. Wofford. "The Short-and Long-Term Consequences of Adolescent Work." Presented at the Meetings of the American Society of Criminology, Boston, MA. 1995.
  • Mihalic, S. Wofford, "A Social Learning Theory of Marital Violence." Presented at the Meetings of the Western Society of Criminology, Honolulu, HI. 1997.
  • Morse, B. J. "Development and Description of Offender Types." American Society of Criminology Meeting, Montreal, Canada. 1987.

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Other NYS Publications

  • Dunford, F. W., Elliott, D. S. and Huizinga, D. "Assessing the Seriousness Hypothesis With Self-Reported Data: A Study of Chronic Offenders." Report to NIJ, U.S. Department of Justice, Behavioral Research Institute, Boulder, CO, 1983.
  • Dunford, F. W., Elliott, D. S. and Huizinga, D. "Characteristics of Career Offending: Testing Four Hypotheses." Report to NIJ, U.S. Department of Justice, Behavioral Institute, Boulder, CO, 1983.
  • Elliott, D. S. and Huizinga, D. "Self-Reported Incidence and Prevalence Rates (Tables), the National Youth Survey, 1976-1980." Pp. 363-379 and Appendix 15 in E. F. McGarrell and
  • T. J. Flanagan (eds.) Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics 1984. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1985.
  • Elliott, D. S., Huizinga, D. and Morse, B. J. "Prevalence and Incidence Rates (Tables), The National Youth Survey, 1976-1983." Pp. 334-364 and Appendix 14 in T. J. Flanagan and E. F. McGarrell (eds.) Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics 1985. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1986.
  • Huizinga, D. "The Relationship Between Delinquency and Drug Use Behaviors in a National Sample of Youth." Report Prepared for Narcotic and Drug Research Inc., New York, 1982.

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Other Publications Using NYS Data

  • Adams, M.S. (1996). Teacher disaproval, delinquent peers, and self-reported delinquency: a longitudinal test of labeling theory. Urban Review 28:199-211.
  • Adams, M.S. (1997). Labeling and differential association: towards a general social learning theory of crime and deviance. American Journal of Criminal Justice 20:146-164.
  • Adams, M.S. and Evans, T.D. (1996). Teacher disapproval, delinquent peers, and self-reported delinquency: a longitudinal test of labeling theory. Urban Review 28:199-211.
  • Adams, M.S., Johnson, J.D., and Evans, T.D. (1998). Racial differences in informal labeling effects. Deviant Behavior 19:157-171.
  • Agnew, R. "Adolescent Resources and Delinquency." Criminology 28(4): 535-556, 1990.
  • Agnew, R. "A Longitudinal Test of Social Control Theory and Delinquency." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 28(2): 126-156, 1991.
  • Agnew, R. "The Techniques of Neutralization and Violence." Criminology 32:555-580, 1994.
  • Agnew, R. (1995). Determinism, indeterminism, and crime: an empirical exploration. Criminology 33:83-109.
  • Agnew, R. (1991). The interactive effects of peer variables on delinquency. Criminology 29:47-72.
  • Bartusch, D.J. and Matsueda, R.L. (1996). Gender, reflected appraisals, and labeling: a cross-group test of an interactionist theory of delinquency. Social Forces 75:145-176.
  • Blackwell, B.S. and Reed, M.D. (2003). Power-control as a between- and within- family model: reconsidering the unit of analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence 32:385-399.
  • Bushway, S.D. "The Impact of an Arrest on the Job Stability of Young White American Men." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 34:454-479, 1998.
  • Demuth, S. (2004). Understanding the delinquency and social relationships of loners. Youth and Society 35:366-392.
  • Duncan, T.E., Alpert, A., and Duncan, S.C. (1998). Multilevel covariance structure analysis of sibling antisocial behavior. Structural Equation Modeling 5:211-228.
  • Duncan, S.C., Duncan, T.E., and Strucker, L.A. (2000). Risk and protective factors influencing adolescent problem behavior: a multivariate latent growth curve analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 22:103-109.
  • Duncan, S.C., Duncan, T.E., and Strucker, L.A. (2001). Qualitative and quantitative shifts in adolescent problem behavior development: a cohort-sequential multivariate latent growth modeling approach. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 23:43-50.
  • Fagan, A. (2003). The short-and long-term effects of adolescent violent victimization experienced within the family and community. Violence and Victims 18:445-458.
  • Finkel, S. E. Causal Analysis with Panel Data. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1995.
  • Hannon, L, DeFronzo, J. And Prochnow, J. (2001). Moral commitment and the effects of social influences on violent delinquency. Violence and Victims 16:427-439.
  • Hartjen, C.A. and Kethineni, S. (1993). Culture, gender, and delinquency: a study of youths in the United States and India. Women and Criminal Justice 5:27-69.
  • Hayes, H.D. (1997). Using integrated theory to explain the movement into juvenile delinquency. Deviant Behavior 18:161-184.
  • Heimer, K. (1996). Gender, interaction, and delinquency: testing a theory of differential social control. Social Psychology Quarterly 59:39-61.
  • Heimer, K. (1997). Socioeconomic status, subcultural definitions, and violent delinquency. Social Forces 75:799-833.
  • Heimer, D. And De Coster, S. (1999). The gendering of violent delinquency. Criminology 37:275-312.
  • Hoffman, J.P. (1995). The effects of family structure and family relations on adolescent marijuana use. International Journal of the Addictions 30:1207-1241.
  • Hoffman, J.P. (1994). Investigating the age effects of family structure on adolescent marijuana use. Journal of Youth and Adolescence 23:215-235.
  • Jang, S.J. (1999). Age-varying effects of family, school, and peers on delinquency: a mutilevel modeling test of interactional theory. Criminology 37:643-685.
  • Johnson, B.D. and Wish, E.D. (1991). Concentration of delinquent offending: serious drug involvement and high delinquency rates. Journal of Drug Issues 21:205-229.
  • Johnson, B.R., Jang, S.J., Li, S.D., and Larson, D. (2000). The 'invisible institution' and Black youth crime: the church as an agency of local social control. Journal of Youth and Adolescence 29:479-498.
  • Koita, K. a Triplett, R.A. (1998). An examination of gender and race effects on the parental appraisal process: a reanalysis of Matsueda's model of the self. Criminal Justice and Behavior 25:382-400.
  • Lackey, C. (2003). Violent family heritage, the transition to adulthood, and later partner violence. Journal of Family Issues 24:74-98.
  • Lauritsen, J.L. (1994). Explaining race and gender differences in adolescent sexual behavior. Social Forces 72:859-883.
  • Lauritsen, J.L. "Sibling Resemblance in Juvenile Delinquency: Findings from the National Youth Survey." Criminology 31:387-409, 1993.
  • Lauritsen, J. L., Laub, J. H. and Sampson, R. J. "Conventional and Delinquent Activities and Implications for the Prevention of Violent Victimization Among Adolescents." Violence and Victims 7(2): 91-108, 1992.
  • Lauritsen, J. L., Sampson, R. J. and Laub, J. H. "The Link Between Offending and Victimization Among Adolescents." Criminology 29(2): 265-292, 1991.
  • Lauritsen, J. L., and Quinet, K.F.D. "Repeat Victimization Among Adolescents and Young Adults." Journal of Quantitative Criminology 11:143-166, 1995.
  • Liu, X. (2000). The conditional effect of peer groups on the relationship between parental labeling and youth delinquency. Sociological Perspectives 43:499-514.
  • Marciniak, L.M. (1998). Adolescent attitudes toward victim precipitation of rape. Violence and Victims 13:287-300.
  • Matsueda, R.L. (1992). Reflected appraisals, parental labeling, and delinquency: specifying a symbolic interactionist theory. American Journal of Sociology 97:1577-1611.
  • Matsudea, R.L. and Anderson, K. (1998). The dynamics of delinquent peers and delinquent behavior. Criminology 36:269-306.
  • Mazerolle, P. "Gender, Strain, and Delinquency: An Empirical Examination." Justice Quarterly 15:65-91, 1998.
  • McDermott, S. and Nagin, D.S. (2001). "Same or different? Comparing offender groups and covariates over time." Sociological Methods and Research 29:282-318.
  • Mears, D.P., Ploeger, M. and Warr, M. (1998). Explaining the gender gap in delinquency: peer influence and moral evaluations of behavior. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 35:251-266.
  • Miller, D. and Miller, T. "The Relationship Between Marijuana Use and Socioeconomic Status." Addictive Behaviors, 22, 479-489, 1997.
  • Miller, T. "A Test of Alternative Explanations for the Stage-Like Progression of Adolescent Substance Use in Four National Samples." Addictive Behaviors 19(3): 287-293, 1994.
  • Miller, T. "Statistical Methods for Describing Temporal Order in Longitudinal Research." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 50, 1055-1068, 1997.
  • Miller, T. and Volk, R. "The Relationship Between Weekly Marijuana Use and Cocaine Use: A Discrete-Time Survival Analysis." Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 5(4), 55-78, 1996.
  • Miyazaki, Y. and Raudenbush, S. (2000). Tests for linkage of multiple cohorts in an accelerated longitudinal design. Psychological Methods 5:44-63.
  • Nagin, D. S. and Smith, D. A. "Participation In and Frequency of Delinquent Behavior: A Test for Structural Differences." Journal of Quantitative Criminology 6(4): 335-356, 1990.
  • Needle, R., Su, S., and Lavee, Y. (1990). A comparison of the empirical utility of three composite measures of adolescent overall drug involvement. Addictive Behaviors 14:429-441.
  • Ousey, G.C. and Maume, M.O. (1997). The grass is always greener: explaining rural and urban differences in marijuana use. Sociological Focus 30:295-305.
  • Paternoster, R. and Brame, R. "Multiple Routes to Delinquency: A Test of Developmental and General Theories of Crime." Criminology 35:49-84, 1997.
  • Paternoster, R. and Maxerolle, P. "General Strain Theory and Delinquency: A Replication and Extension." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 31(3): 235-263, 1994.
  • Piquero, A.R., MacIntosh, R., and Hickman, M. (2002). The validity of a self-reported delinquency scale: comparisons across gender, age, race, and place of residence. Sociological Methods and Research 30:240-274.
  • Ploeger, M. (1997). Youth employment and delinquency: reconsidering a problematic relationship. Criminology 35:240-675.
  • Raudenbush, S.W. "Modeling Individual and Community Effects on Deviance Over Time: Multi-Level Statistical Models." Pp. 205-239 in Farrington, D.P., Sampson, R.J. and Wikström, Per-Olof H. (eds.) Integrating Individual and Ecological Aspects of Crime, Stockholm: National Council for Crime Prevention, 1993.
  • Raudenbush, S.W. "Hierarchial Linear Models to Study the Effects of Social Context on Development." In Gottman, J.M. (ed.) The Analysis of Change, Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 1995.
  • Raudenbush, S. W. and Chan, W. "Growth Curve Analysis in Accelerated Longitudinal Designs. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 29(4): 387-411, 1992.
  • Reed, M.D. and Rose, D.R. (1998). Doing what Simple Simon says? Estimating the underlying causal structures of delinquent associations, attitudes, and serious theft. Criminal Justice and Behavior 25:240-274.
  • Reed, M.D. and Rountree, P. W. "Peer Pressure and Adolescent Substance Use." Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 180, 1997.
  • Rowe, D. and Britt, C. III., "Developmental Explanations of Delinquent Behavior Among Siblings: Common Factor vs. Transmission Mechanisms. Journal of Quantitative Criminology 7(4):315-331,1991.
  • Smith, D. A. and Brame, R. "On the Initiation and Continuation of Delinquency." Criminology 32(4): 607-629, 1994.
  • Smith, D.A., Visher, C.A. and Jarjoura, G.R. (1991). Dimensions of delinquency: exploring the correlates of participation, frequency and persistence of delinquent behavior. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 28:6-32.
  • Tolan, P. H. and Thomas, P. "The Implications of Age of Onset for Delinquency Risk II. Longitudinal Data." Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 23(2):157-181, 1995.
  • Triplett, R. A. and Jarjoura, G. R. "Theoretical and Empirical Specification of a Model of Informal Labeling." Journal of Quantitative Criminology 10:241-276, 1994.
  • Triplett, R. A. and Myers, L.B. "Evaluating Contextual Patterns of Delinquency: Gender-Based Differences." Justice Quarterly 12:59-84, 1996.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2001). Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services; and National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health.
  • Warr, M. (1998). Life-course transitions and desistance from crime. Criminology 36:183-216.
  • Wells, L.E. and Rankin, J.H. (1996). Juvenile victimization: convergent validation of alternative measurements. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 32:287-307.
  • Zhang, L. (1997). Informal reactions and delinquency. Criminal Justice and Behavior 24:129-150.
  • Zhang, L. and Messner, S.F. (2000). The effects of alternative measures of delinquent peers on self-reported delinquency. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 37:324-337.

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Dissertations

  • Calvert, Wilma J. (2002). Neighborhood Disorder, Individual, Family, and Peer Behavior Protective Factors, and the Risk of Adolescent Delinquent Behavior. University of Missouri, St. Louis.
  • Chien, Cynthia Y. (1994). Developmental Adaptation of Social Learning Theory. Department of Sociology, University of Colorado.
  • Craven, Diane (1987). Criminal Careers: The Role of the Adolescent Peer Group. Department of Sociology, University of Colorado.
  • Esbensen, Finn-Aage (1982). Measurement Error in Survey Research: An Examination of Interviewer Effects Upon Adolescent Respondents in a National Youth Survey. Department of Sociology, University of Colorado.
  • Gelb, Karen A. (1993). The Antecedents of Depression: Individual and Social Contextual Factors. Department of Sociology, University of Colorado.
  • Gooden, Martin P. (1998). When Juvenile Delinquency Enhances the Self-Concept: The Role of Race and Academic Performance. The Ohio State University.
  • Gunnison, Elaine K. (2002). Understanding Female Resistance From Crime: Exploring Theoretical dn Empirical Relationships. University of Cincinnati.
  • Haas, Stephen M. (2000). High School Aggression: A Social Learning Analysis. University of Cincinnati.
  • Hilarski, M. Carolyn (2002). A Secondary Analysis of the Relationship Between Victimization and Conduct Disorder Behavior and Stability of Conduct Disorder Behavior in a National Probability Sample. State University of New York at Buffalo.
  • McMorris, Barbara J. (1998). Using Latent Structure Analysis to Examine the Distribution of Problem Behavior: Discrete Types vs. Propensity Explanations of Criminality. University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
  • Morse, Barbara J.(1986). Self-Reported Juvenile Violent Offenders: A Descriptive Analysis. Department of Sociology, University of Colorado.
  • O'Neal, Keri K. (2001). Adolescent Risk Behaviors and Developmental Contextualism: A Person-Oriented Approach. Texas Tech University.
  • Ramsey, Timothy George (1997). A Test of Social Control Elements and Developmental Processes to Account for Age-Related Variance in Delinquent Behavior. Department of Sociology, University of Colorado.

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NYS Progress Reports

The following NYS Progress Reports are no longer available. They are either published elsewhere or have been incorporated into more recent reports.

  • Project Report #09
  • Project Report #14
  • Project Report #17
  • Project Report #21
  • Project Report #22
  • Project Report #25
  • Project Report #29
  • Project Report #40
  • Project Report #41
  • Project Report #42
  • Project Report #43
  • Project Report #44
  • Project Report #45
  • Project Report #46
  • Project Report #47
  • Project Report #48
  • Project Report #54
  • Project Report #58

Reports of the National Youth Survey

  • Project Report #1 Sample Design of the National Youth Survey, August 1978. D. Huizinga.
  • Project Report #2 Description of the National Youth Sample, August 1978. D. Huizinga.
  • Project Report #3 The Incidence of Delinquent Behavior in a National Probability Sample of Adolescents, (1976 data), September 1978 (replaced by Report #11). S. S. Ageton and D. S. Elliott.
  • Project Report #4 The Social Correlates of Delinquent Behavior in a National Youth Panel (1976 data), October 1978. D. S. Elliott and S. S. Ageton.
  • Project Report #5 The Incidence and Frequency of Drug Use to a National Youth Panel (1977 data), October 1979. T. Brennan.
  • Project Report #6 Patterns of Multiple Drug Use in National Adolescent Sample: A Multivariate Approach (1977 data), October 1979. T. Brennan.
  • Project Report #7 The Relationship of Adolescent Marijuana Use in Social Pressure Concerning Use, October 1979 (1976 and 1977 data). Presented at the American Society of Criminology Meeting, Philadelphia, November 1979. B. Knowles.
  • Project Report #8 1977 Self-Reported Delinquency Estimates by Sex, Race, Class, and Age, September 1979. D. S. Elliott, S. S. Ageton, and D. Huizinga.
  • Project Report #9 1978 Self-Reported Delinquency Estimates by Sex, Race, Class and Age, May 1978. D. S. Elliott, S. S. Ageton, and D. Huizinga.
  • Project Report #10 Sex Differences in Self-Reported Delinquency, July 1981 (1976 data). Presented at the Western Society of Criminology Meeting, Newport Beach, CA, February 1980. R. J. Canter.
  • Project Report #11 1976 Self-Reported Delinquency Estimates by Sex, Race, Class, and Age, December 1980. D. S. Elliott and S. S. Ageton.
  • Project Report #12 Correlates of Male and Female Delinquency, August 1980. R. J. Canter.
  • Project Report #13 Family Correlates of Male and Female Delinquency (1976 data), July 1981. Presented at the Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Montreal, September 1980. R. J. Canter.
  • Project Report #14 The Epidemiology of Delinquent Behavior and Drug Use Among American Adolescents, 2 Volumes, June 1981. D. S. Elliott, B. Knowles, and R. J. Canter.
  • Project Report #15 Patterns of Multiple Drug Use (1976-1978 data), May 1981. T. Brennan, D. S. Elliott, and B. Knowles.
  • Project Report #16 A Longitudinal Study of Drug Use and Delinquency in a National Sample of Youth: An Assessment by Causal Order (1976-1978 data), June 1981. D. Huizinga and D. S. Elliott.
  • Project Report #17 Psychometric Properties of National Youth Survey Scales (1976-1978 data). B. L. Thomas.
  • Project Report #18 Family Correlates of Male and Female Delinquency (Revised), 1982. R. J. Canter.
  • Project Report #19 Defining Patterned Delinquency: A Conceptual Typology of Delinquent Offenders (1976-1980 data). Presented at the American Society of Criminology Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 1980. D. S. Elliott and D. Huizinga.
  • Project Report #20 The Relationship Between Delinquency and Victimization in a National Panel. Presented at the American Sociological Association, Toronto, Canada, September 1981. S. S. Ageton.
  • Project Report #21 Explaining Delinquency and Drug Use (1976-1978 data). D. S. Elliott, D. Huizinga, and S. S. Ageton.
  • Project Report #22 Changes in the Prevalence of Self-Reported Delinquent Behavior: 1976-1979, September 1981. P. Hippe, D. S. Elliott, and D. Huizinga.
  • Project Report #23 Social Class and Delinquent Behavior in a National Youth Panel: 1976-1980. Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC, November 1981. (See article in Criminology 1983.) D. S. Elliott and D. Huizinga.
  • Project Report #24 Changing Patterns of Female Delinquency in a National Youth Panel: 1976-1980. Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC, November 1981. S. S. Ageton.
  • Project Report #25 Interviewer Bias: An Examination of Interviewer Effects upon Adolescent Respondents in a National Youth Survey. Ph.D. Dissertation, Deptartment of Sociology, University of Colorado, 1982. F. Esbensen.
  • Project Report #26 The Prevalence and Incidence of Delinquent Behavior: 1976-1980, March 1983. D. S. Elliott, S. S. Ageton, D. Huizinga, B. A. Knowles and R. J. Canter. (Please Note: Information from Project Report #26 is in the "Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics," 1989 and in D.S. Elliott, D. Huizinga and S. Menard, 1989, "Multiple Problem Youth: Delinquency, Substance Use and Mental Health Problems," New York: Springer-Verlag. The Sourcebook can be accessed on the Internet: http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook.)
  • Project Report #27 A Preliminary Examination of the Reliability and Validity of the National Youth Survey Self-Report Delinquency Indices, November 1982. D. Huizinga and D. S. Elliott.
  • Project Report #28 The Relationship Between Delinquent Behavior and ADM Problems. Presented at the ADAMHA/OJJDP State-of-the-Art Research Conference on Juvenile Offenders with Serious Drug, Alcohol, and Mental Health Problems, Bethesda, MD, April 17-18, 1984. D. S. Elliott and D. Huizinga.
  • Project Report #29 The Social Correlates of Delinquency, Revised, 1988. D. S. Elliott, S. S. Ageton, D. Huizinga and L. Kuhn.
  • Project Report #30 Self-Reported Measures of Delinquency and Crime: Methodological Issues and Comparative Findings. Prepared at the request of the editors for Crime and Justice: An Annual Review of Research September 1984. D. Huizinga and D. S. Elliott.
  • Project Report #31 Social Disorganization and Delinquency: An Analysis of the Social Structure of Neighborhood Characteristics, Social Bonding to Family, Peers, and Delinquency, 1987. D. Craven.
  • Project Report #32 Drug Use, Delinquency and Sexual Activity, (1976-1984 data). Presented at the NIDA Conference on Drug Abuse and Adolescent Sexual Activity, Pregnancy and Parenting, Bethesda, MD, March 21-22, 1985. (See article in Youth and Society 1989.) D. S. Elliott and B. J. Morse.
  • Project Report #33 The Delinquent Behaviors of Arrested Individuals. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, April 1985. D. Huizinga and F. W. Dunford.
  • Project Report #34 The Dynamics of Deviant Behavior: A National Youth Survey Progress Report. D. S. Elliott, D. Huizinga and B. J. Morse. 1985.
  • Project Report #35 The Concentration of Delinquent Offending: The Contribution of Serious Drug Involvement to High Rate Delinquency. Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Denver, Colorado, 1983. B. D. Johnson, E. Wish, J. Schneider and D. Huizinga.
  • Project Report #36 Drug and Alcohol Involved Delinquencies: Substance Use Near the Time of the Crime. Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Cincinnati, OH, 1984. B. D. Johnson, E. Wish, J. Schneider and D. Huizinga.
  • Project Report #37 Parameters of Serious Violent Offending, 1986. (See article in Journal of Interpersonal Violence 1986.) D. S. Elliott, D. Huizinga, and B. J. Morse.
  • Project Report #38 The National Youth Survey: Progress Report, March 1987. D. S. Elliott.
  • Project Report #39 Mental Health Findings From The National Youth Survey, March 1988. D. S. Elliott.
  • Project Report #40 Age, Period, and Cohort Effects on Self-Reported Delinquent Behavior, 1988. (See article in Journal of Quantitative Criminology 1990.) S. Menard and D. S. Elliott.
  • Project Report #41 Age, Period, and Cohort Effects on Self-Reported Drug Use, 1988. (See article in Social Science Research 1989.) S. Menard and D. Huizinga.
  • Project Report #42 Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Methods in Delinquency Research: A Comparison, 1988. (See article in Justice Quarterly 1990.) S. Menard and D. S. Elliott.
  • Project Report #43 The Temporal Priority of Delinquent Peer Group Association and Delinquent Behavior, 1988. (See article in Justice Quarterly 1990.) S. Menard and D.S. Elliott.
  • Project Report #44 Temporal and Developmental Patterns of Delinquent Peer Group Association and Delinquent Behavior, 1988. (See book chapter in Hawkins, Some Current Theories of Crime and Deviance 1996.) D. S. Elliott and S. Menard.
  • Project Report #45 Improving Self-Reported Measures of Delinquency, 1988. (See book chapter in M.W. Klein, Cross-National Research in Self-Reported Crime and Delinquency 1989.) D. S. Elliott and D. Huizinga.
  • Project Report #46 The Longitudinal Relationships Among Delinquency, Alcohol Use, Marijuana Use, and Polydrug Use, 1988. (See article in Justice Quarterly 1989.) D. Huizinga, S. Menard and D. S. Elliott.
  • Project Report #47 The Temporal Priority of Belief and Delinquent Behavior, 1988. (See article in Youth and Society 1994.) S. Menard and D. Huizinga.
  • Project Report #48 Age, Period, Cohort Size, Peer Exposure, and Belief as Predictors of Delinquent Behavior and Drug Use, 1988. (See article in Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 1992.) S. Menard.
  • Project Report #49 A Preliminary Analysis of the Antecedents of Marital Violence. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 1988. S. Wofford.
  • Project Report #50 A Preliminary Analysis of the Relationship Between Employment and Delinquency/ Crime for Adolescents and Young Adults, 1991. S. Wofford Mihalic.
  • Project Report #51 Demographic Characteristics and Delinquent Behavior of Emotionally Disturbed and Violent Adolescents, 1987. D. Huizinga.
  • Project Report #52 Panel Conditioning Effects, Data Set Comparability, and Short-Term Trends in Crime and Delinquency, 1987. (See article in Journal of Criminal Justice 1993.) S. Menard and D. S. Elliott.
  • Project Report #53 Initial Sample Loss and Sample in the National Youth Survey, 1991. S. Menard.
  • Project Report #54 Continuities in Marital Violence. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Meetings, San Francisco, CA, November 1991. (See article in Journal of Family Violence 1994.) S. Wofford Mihalic.
  • Project Report #55 The National Youth Survey: An Overview and Description of Recent Findings, 1992. D. Huizinga, B. J. Morse and D. S. Elliott, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado.
  • Project Report #56 A Theoretical Analysis of the Relationship Between Employment and Delinquency. (See article in Youth and Society 1993.) S. Wofford Mihalic.
  • Project Report #57 Crime, Drug Use, Mental Health, and Victimization: Adult Epidemiology and Life Course Developmental Patterns. S. Menard, S. Wofford Mihalic, B. J. Morse, B. Burton, D. Huizinga and D. S. Elliott.
  • Project Report #58 Panel Conditioning Effects, Data Set Comparability, and Short-Term Trends in Crime and Delinquency, 1987. (See article in Journal of Criminal Justice 1993.) S. Menard and D.S. Elliott.
  • Project Report #59 Phenotype Accuracy and Number of Interviews, 1998. S. Menard.

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National Youth Survey Family Study

NYSFS Bibliography

  • Corley, R.P., Young, S.E., Stallings, M.C., Smolen, A., Huizinga, D. (2003). Sibling resemblance for adolescent problem behavior: National Youth Survey and CADD. Behavior Genetics 33(6) 700-710.
  • Huizinga,D., Haberstick, B., Smolen, A., Menard, S., Young, S.E., Corley, R.P., Stallings, M.C., Gtotpeter, J. (2006). Child maltreatment, adult antisocial behavior, and the role of MAOA genotype. Biological Psychiatry 60(7) 677-83.
  • Haberstick, B.C., Timberlake, D., Smolen, A.., Corley, R.P., Huizinga, D., Menard, S., Hewitt, J.K., Stallings, M.C., (2007). Between and within-family association of the dopamine receptor D2 Taq1A polymorphism and alcohol abuse and dependence in a general sample of adults. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 68(3): 362-370.
  • Hoft, N.R., Corley, R.P, McQueen, M.B., Schlaepfer, I.R., Huizinga, D., and Ehringer, M.A. (2009). Genetic association of the CHRNA6 and CHRNB3 genes with tobacco dependence in a nationally representative sample. Neuropsychopharmacology 34(3) 698-706.
  • Hoft, N., Corley, R. McQueen, M., Huizinga, D., Menard, S. and Ehringer, M. (2009). SNP's in CHRNA6 and CHRNB3 are associated with alcohol consumption in a nationally representative sample. Genes, Brain, and Behavior 8(6)631-637.
  • Sakai, J.T., Boardman, J.D., Gelhorn, H., Smolen, A., Corley, R., Huzinga, D., Menard, S., Hewitt, J., Stallings, M. (2010). Utilizing trajectory analyses to refine phenotype for genetic association: Conduct problems and the serotonin transporter (5HTTLPR). Psychiatric Genetics 5(20) 199-206.

Denver Youth Survey

DYS Overview

Selected Book Chapters and Articles

Chapters

  • Huizinga, D. (1991), Assessing Violent Behavior with Self-Reports, in J. Milner Ed., Neuropsychology of Aggression, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Huizinga, D., F. Esbensen, and A. Weiher (1993). "Examining Developmental Trajectories in Delinquency Using Accelerated Longitudinal Designs," in Kerner and Weitekamp Eds. Cross-national Longitudinal Research on Human Development and Criminal Behavior, Kluwer Academic Publishers, NY, 1993.
  • Thornberry, T, Huizinga, D., and Loeber, R. (1995). The prevention of serious delinquency and violence: Implications from the Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency. P. 213-237. in Howell,J., Krisberg, B., Hawkins, J.D. and Wilson Eds. Sourcebook on Serious, Chronic, and Violent Offenders. Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA.
  • Huizinga, D. (1995). Developmental Sequences in Delinquency. In Crockett and Crowder, Eds., Pathways through Adolescence: Individual Development in Context. Lawrence Earlbaum, NY.
  • Elliott, D.S. and W.J. Wilson, D. Huizinga, R.J. Sampson, A. Elliott, B. Rankin (1996). The effects of neighborhood disadvantage on adolescent development. J. Research in Crime and Delinquency 33(4) 389-426.
  • Huizinga, D. and Jakob-Chien, C. (1998). The Contemporaneous Co-occurrence of Serious and Violent Juvenile Offending and Other Problem Behaviors. In Loeber and Farrington Eds., Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders: Risk Factors and Successful Interventions. Sage Publications, Beverly Hills.
  • Loeber, R., Wei, E., Stouthamer-Loeber, M., Huizinga, D., and Thornberry, T.P. (1999). Behavioral Antecedents to Serious and Violent Offending: Joint Analyses from the Denver Youth Survey, Pittsburgh Youth Study, and Rochester Youth Development Study. Studies on Crime and Crime Prevention 8(2):245-263.
  • Smith, C., Krohn, M., Lizotte, A., McCluskey, C., Stouthamer-Loeber, M. and Weiher, A. (2000). "The Effect of Early Delinquency and Substance Use on Precocious Transitions to Adulthood Among Adolescent Males." In G.L. Fox and M.L. Benson (eds.). Families, Crime and Criminal Justice. pp. 233-253. Amsterdam: JAI Press.
  • Huizinga, D. and Schumann, K.F. (2001). Gang Membership in Bremen and Denver: Comparative Longitudinal Data. In Klein, Kerner, and Weitekamp, Eds. The Euro-Gang Paradox. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston.
  • Espiritu, R.C., D. Huizinga, A.M. Crawford, and R. Loeber (2001). Epidemiology of Self-reported Delinquency. In Loeber and Farrington, Eds. Child Delinquents: Development, Interventions, and Service Needs. Sage Publ., Beverly Hills.
  • Huizinga, D., A.W. Weiher, R.C. Espiritu, and F.A. Esbensen (,2003). Delinquency and Crime: Some Highlights From the Denver Youth Survey. In T.P. Thornberry and M. Krohn, Eds. Taking Stock: An Overview of Findings from Contemporary Longitudinal Studies. Plenum Press, NY.
  • Huizinga, D. and Henry, K. (2008) The Effect of Arrest and Justice System Sanctions on Subsequent Behavior: Findings from Longitudinal and Other Studies. In Liberman, A., Ed., The long view of crime: A synthesis of recent longitudinal studies of crime and delinquency (220-256). New York: Springer.

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Articles

  • Esbensen, F. and D. Huizinga, Community Structure and Drug Use from a Social Disorganization Perspective, Justice Quarterly 7(4) 691-709, 1991.
  • Huizinga, D., F. Esbensen, and A. Weiher, Are there Multiple Paths to Delinquency? Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 82(1) 83-118, 1991.
  • Esbensen, F. and Huizinga, D. Victimization and Delinquency. Youth and Society 23(2) 202-228, 1991.
  • Huizinga, D. and F. Esbensen (1992). An arresting view of justice. School Safety 3:15-17.
  • Huizinga, D., R. Loeber and T. Thornberry, (1993). Delinquency, Drug Use, Sex, and Pregnancy Among Urban Youth. Public Health Reports, 108 (suppl) 90-96.
  • Esbensen, F. and D. Huizinga (1993). Gangs, Drugs, and Delinquency in a Survey of Urban Youth. Criminology, 31(4): 565-89.
  • Esbensen, F., D. Huizinga and A. Weiher (1993). Gang and Non-gang Youth: Differences in Explanatory Factors. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 9(2): 94-116.
  • Menard, S. and Huizinga, D. (1994). Changes in Conventional Attitudes and Delinquent Behavior in Adolescence. Youth and Society, 26: 23-53.
  • Esbensen, F., Huizinga, D. and Menard, S. (1999). Family Context and Criminal Victimization in Adolescence. Youth and Society 32:168-198.
  • Browning, K. and Huizinga, D. (2001). Striking the balance between data access and confidentiality: A case study involving ODDJP's Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency. Proceedings of the Annual Meetings of the American Statistical Association, Aug, 2001.
  • Menard, S. and Huizinga, D. (2001). Repeat Victimization in High Risk Neighborhood Sample. Youth and Society.
  • Tiet, Q.Q., and D. Huizinga (2002). Dimensions of the Construct of Resilience and Adaptation Among Inner City Youth. J. of Adolescent Research.
  • Matsueda, Kraeger, and Huizinga (2006). Deterring Delinquents: A rational choice model of theft and violence. American Sociological Review 71:95-122. (Received the Outstanding Article Award from the American Society of Criminology, 2008).
  • Henry, K.L. and Huizinga, D. (2007). Truancy's Effect on the Onset of Drug Use among Urban Adolescents Placed At-Risk. Journal of Adolescent Health 40(4): 358e9-358e.
  • Henry, K.L. and Huizinga, D. (2007). School related risk and protective factors associated with truancy among urban youth placed at risk. Journal of Primary Prevention 28(6) 505-519.
  • Karl F. Schumann, K.F., Huizinga, D., Ehret, B. and Elliott, A. (2009) Cross-national Findings about the Effect of Job Training, Gangs, and Juvenile Justice Reactions on Delinquent Behavior and Desistance. Special Issue of the Monatsschrift fur Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform on Criminal Life Course Research, Boers, K., Loesel, F. and Remschmidt, H. Eds.
  • Kingston, B., Huizinga, D., and Elliott, D.S. (2009). A test of social disorganization theory in high-risk neighborhoods. Youth and Society 41(1) 53-79.
  • Henry, K.L., Thornberry, T.P., and Huizinga, D.H. (2009). Discrete time survival analysis of the relationship between truancy and the onset of marijuana use. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70 (1) 5-15.
  • Kreager, D.A., Matsueda, R.L., and Erosheva, E.A. (2010). Motherhood and Criminal Desistance in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods. Criminology 48 (1) 221-258.
  • Tiet, Q., Huizinga, D., and Byrnes, H. (2010). Predictors of resilience among inner-city youths. Journal of Child and Family Studies 19: 360-378.
  • Huizinga, D. and S. Mihalic ( 2003). The Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency. In H. Kury and J. berfell-Fuchs Eds, Crime Prevention - New Approaches. Weisse Ring: Mainz, Germany.

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Denver Neighborhood Study

Selected Project Reports, Bulletins, and Fact Sheets

  • Elliott, D.S., Menard, S., Rankin, B., Elliott, E., Huizinga, D., Wilson, W.J. (2006). Good Kids from Bad Neighborhoods, Successful Development in Social Context. Cambridge University Press.
  • Selected Project Reports, Bulletins, and Fact Sheets
  • Huizinga, D. Thornberry, T.P., and Lovegrove, P. (2009). A Summary of Important Risk Factors for Gang Membership: Preliminary Report of the Blueprints for Gang Membership Project. Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Nov., 2009.
  • Huizinga, D., Thornberry, T.P., Knight, K.E., Lovegrove, P.J, Loeber, R., and Farrington, D.P. (2006). Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Justice System: A Study of Differential Minority Arrest/Referral to Court in Three Cities. Report submitted to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Aug., 2006. (NCJRS #219743)
  • Huizinga, D. (2005) Disproportionate Minority Representation: Some Findings from the Denver Youth Survey and the Denver Neighborhood Study. Report submitted to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. May, 2005.
  • Thornberry, T. P., Huizinga, D. and Loeber, R. (2004). The Causes and Correlates Studies: Findings and Policy Implications. Juvenile Justice 9(1):3-19. (NCJRS #203555)
  • Huizinga, D., Schumann, K.F., Ehret, B., Elliott, A. (2003) The Effect of Juvenile Justice System Processing on Subsequent Delinquent and Criminal Behavior: A Cross-national Study. National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, October, 2003. (NCJRS #NCJ205001)
  • Snyder, H.N., Espiritu, E.C., Huizinga, D., Loeber, R. and Petechuk, D. (2003). Prevalence and Development of Child Delinquency. Bulletin Series, March. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC. (NCJRS #193411).
  • Huizinga, D. and Elliott, E. (2002) The Relationship of Bullying to Delinquent Behavior. Denver Youth Survey Project Report, Institute of Behavioral Science.
  • Browning, K. and Huizinga, D. (2001). Striking the balance between data access and confidentiality: A case study involving ODDJP's Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency. Proceedings of the Annual Meetings of the American Statistical Association, Aug, 2001.
  • Loeber, R., Kalb, L. and Huizinga, D. (2001). Juvenile Delinquency and Serious Injury Victimization. Juvenile Justice Bulletin, August, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC. (NCJRS #188676)
  • Huizinga, David, Rolf Loeber, Terence P. Thornberry, and Lynn Cothern. 2000. Co-occurrence of Delinquency and Other Problem Behaviors. Juvenile Justice Bulletin, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, November. (NCJRS #182211)
  • Huizinga, D., Schumann, K., Ehret, B., and Elliott, A. (2000). Training for the Labor-Market and Juvenile Delinquency. Report to German-American Academic Council and OJJDP.
  • Huizinga, D. and Thornberry, T.P. (2000). The Creation of Public Release Data Files by the Projects of OJJDP's Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency. Report submitted to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, June, 2000.
  • Browning, K., D. Huizinga, R. Loeber, and T.P. Thornberry (1999). Causes and Correlates of Delinquency Program. Fact Sheet #100, April. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
  • Thornberry, T.P., Smith, C.A., Rivera, C., Huizinga, D. and Stouthamer-Loeber. M. (1999). Family Disruption and Delinquency, Juvenile Justice Bulletin, September. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, September. (NCJRS #178285).
  • Browning, K. and D. Huizinga (1999). Fact Sheet #106, April. Highlights of Findings from the Denver Youth Survey. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
  • Kelley, B., Huizinga, D., Loeber, R., and Thornberry, T.P. (1997). Epidemiology of Serious Violence, Juvenile Justice Bulletin, June. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
  • Loeber, R., Huizinga, D., and Thornberry, T.P. Eds. (1996). Annual report 1995-1996 of the Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency. Office of Juvenile Delinquency and Delinquency Prevention, , U.S. Department of Justice, Sept.
  • Huizinga, D., Loeber, R., and Thornberry, T.P.(1995). Recent findings from the Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency. Office of Juvenile Delinquency and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, July.
  • Huizinga, D., Loeber, R., and Thornberry, T.P. Eds. (1995). Urban Delinquency and Substance Abuse: Initial Findings. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, March.
  • Huizinga, D. and Esbensen, F. (1988). Description of the Core Measures Used in Interviews and Questionnaires by the Projects of the Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency, National Institute for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice.

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