Juvenile crime and drug abuse: a prospective study of high risk youth.

@article{Dembo1991JuvenileCA,
  title={Juvenile crime and drug abuse: a prospective study of high risk youth.},
  author={Richard Dembo and Lee Anne Williams and James Schmeidler and Eric D. Wish and A Getreu and Emma Berry},
  journal={Journal of addictive diseases},
  year={1991},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={5-31}
}
Results from an ongoing, longitudinal study of juvenile detainees focusing on the relationship between their drug use and delinquency/crime, are summarized. Three hundred and ninety-nine youths were first interviewed in 1986/87, and 41 percent were found to be urine positive for recent drug use at the time of detention. We reinterviewed 305 of the youths approximately one year later, and found their drug use and delinquency persisted, and in some cases increased, over time. Treatment… CONTINUE READING