Taylor, Iacono, and McGue (2000) found both cognitive and behavioral impulsivity was greater in delinquents
with an onset earlier than 11 years old than in late onset delinquents
(onset 12 or later) or nondelinquent controls.
Several teams have already reported that children who endure severe abuse and also possess the weak-MAOA gene variant commit violent and delinquent
acts later in life far more often than do abused kids who carry the strong-MAOA gene variant (SN: 8/3/02, p.
A study of some 300 Pittsburgh students, led by Needleman and published in the 7 February 1996 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, first revealed that adolescent boys with elevated lead levels were more likely to engage in acts of bullying, vandalism, arson, shoplifting, and other delinquent
behaviors, according to self and parental reports.
Instead, it mainly arrested serious delinquents
, disproportionately of minority backgrounds, and petitioned them to juvenile court to fight crimes like auto theft that were of particular concern to the public.
Poor social skills, weak familial relations, and overall low attachment to social institutions do not allow for healthful friendships between delinquents
We're advised that we can't currently pursue delinquent
taxpayers in court," Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau chief financial officer Janet Charles said last week.
Finally, some computer delinquents
could become adult computer offenders.
Elizabeth Dvorkin, chief of Tax and Condemnation for the city's Corporation Counsel, said "We have been very effective in the past collecting the delinquent
taxes at the time they decide to sell the building, or want to get a mortgage on the property.
Research report on the incarceration diversion camp project for adjudicated delinquents
By making it virtually impossible to collect meaningful data about juvenile delinquents
, expungement also makes it difficult to evaluate crime-prevention and rehabilitation programs.
When a delinquent
act inflicts physical inj upon a familiar victim, delinquents
are just as unpermissive as non-delinquents
In additional analyses, the effect of sucrose on particular subgroups of juvenile delinquents