volume 86, issue 3_part_2, P1171-1186 2000
DOI: 10.1177/003329410008600318.2
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Robert J. Pellegrini, Terry Roundtree, Tina F. Camagna, Sergio S. Queirolo

Abstract: The catalyst for this study was a widely publicized U.S. government-sponsored report forecasting alarming increases in violent juvenile crime. Working from data for the entire United States given in annual FBI Uniform Crime Reports, the study presented a descriptive statistical, historical profile of violent juvenile crime in America based on the percentage of all arrests for criminal homicide, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault attributable to juveniles, 1941–1995. Markedly different patterns res…

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