Juvenile Delinquency

By: Manning, Wendy D., and Kathleen A. Lamb

Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, these researchers find that adolescents living with married biological parents are less likely to exhibit delinquent behaviours such as deliberately damaging property, stealing, seriously injuring another individual, selling drugs, etc., than youths living in mother-only, step-father, and cohabiting partner family structures.

Ten-year research update review: Child sexual abuse. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (3): 269-78.