Academic journal article Journal of Juvenile Justice

Editor's Note

Academic journal article Journal of Juvenile Justice

Editor's Note

Article excerpt

We are pleased to present the sixth JOJJ. In this issue, two studies examine gender differences in delinquency among minority youth but focus on different pathways to delinquency. One study highlights Multisystemic Therapy (MST) in a community-based delinquency intervention program, while the other models personal and anticipated strain as precursors to delinquency. Results from the program implementing MST showed no gender differences in delinquency levels at program completion-both males and females were positively affected by the program. Echoing previous studies on strain and delinquency, results from the study on strain variables indicated that males are more likely than females to see strain as a precursor to delinquency. What was particularly interesting about this study was that anticipated strain had a stronger effect on delinquency than experiences of personal strain. …

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