Alcohol misuse and juvenile offending in adolescence.

  title={Alcohol misuse and juvenile offending in adolescence.},
  author={David Fergusson and Michael T Lynskey and Lynne Horwood},
  volume={91 4},
The associations between alcohol misuse and juvenile offending during the period from 15 to 16 years of age were studied in a birth cohort of New Zealand adolescents. This analysis showed that young people who misused alcohol had significantly (p <0.001) higher rates of both violent and property offences. These associations were similar for males and females. Further analysis suggested that a substantial component of the association between alcohol misuse and juvenile offending arose from… CONTINUE READING

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