Early violent death among delinquent youth: a prospective longitudinal study.

  title={Early violent death among delinquent youth: a prospective longitudinal study.},
  author={Linda A. Teplin and Gary M. McClelland and Karen M. Abram and Darinka Mileusnic},
  volume={115 6},
OBJECTIVE Youth processed in the juvenile justice system are at great risk for early violent death. Groups at greatest risk, ie, racial/ethnic minorities, male youth, and urban youth, are overrepresented in the juvenile justice system. We compared mortality rates for delinquent youth with those for the general population, controlling for differences in gender, race/ethnicity, and age. METHODS This prospective longitudinal study examined mortality rates among 1829 youth (1172 male and 657… CONTINUE READING
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