Childhood predictors differentiate life-course persistent and adolescence-limited antisocial pathways among males and females.

  title={Childhood predictors differentiate life-course persistent and adolescence-limited antisocial pathways among males and females.},
  author={T. Moffitt and A. Caspi},
  journal={Development and psychopathology},
  volume={13 2},
  • T. Moffitt, A. Caspi
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Development and psychopathology
  • This article reports a comparison on childhood risk factors of males and females exhibiting childhood-onset and adolescent-onset antisocial behavior, using data from the Dunedin longitudinal study. Childhood-onset delinquents had childhoods of inadequate parenting, neurocognitive problems, and temperament and behavior problems, whereas adolescent-onset delinquents did not have these pathological backgrounds. Sex comparisons showed a male-to-female ratio of 10:1 for childhood-onset delinquency… CONTINUE READING
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