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Community factors related to revocation of youthful offenders

20 July 2012


In this archival study, the ability of community factors to predict rates of revocation of juvenile offenders was examined. The sample consisted of 385 adolescents who were in custody of the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) between 2003 through 2007, at which time they were released and observed for 36 months. The community factors studied were socioeconomic status, crime rates, poverty levels, household occupancy, rates of substance abuse/mental health centers, libraries, and schools. No significant results were found. Future research on this topic is paramount for determining what factors predict revocation of youth offenders.


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