Entry risk into the juvenile justice system: African American, American Indian, Asian American, European American, and Hispanic children and adolescents.

@article{Vazsonyi2010EntryRI,
  title={Entry risk into the juvenile justice system: African American, American Indian, Asian American, European American, and Hispanic children and adolescents.},
  author={Alexander T. Vazsonyi and Pan Chen},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={668-78}
}
BACKGROUND Findings on disproportionate minority contact remain mixed. Few empirical studies have examined to what extent entry risk into juvenile justice varies across ethnic/racial groups, and to what extent childhood aggressive behaviors foretell later deviance and entry risk. In the current study, we sought to address these shortcomings by implementing a survival analysis on a representative sample of youth followed from age 8 to 18. METHODS The sample included N = 2,754 lower to lower… CONTINUE READING