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Presented at the 19th Annual Research Conference

Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Problems and Prediction of Delinquency: A Longitudinal Assessment of an Empirically-Identified Latent Profile

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Session Number: 58 Room: Salon H

Presenting: Christopher Sullivan

All Authors for this paper: Christopher Sullivan

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: The relationship between emotional and behavioral problems and delinquency has taken on increased importance in recent years. Some posit that early identification of these problems can be effectively used to predict delinquent behavior and inform treatment strategy. A study explores a latent profile model of emotional and behavioral problems in childhood with a nationally representative sample of youth (N = 1389). This empirically-developed classification scheme is then assessed relative to later delinquency measures (violent, property, drug, and status offenses). The latent profile variable is a significant predictor in only the property offense model. Implications for policy and program development are discussed.

Date: Friday, February 24, 2006

Session Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Presentation Time: 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM