Year: 2001 Source: Journal of Adolescent Research, v.16, no.6, (November 2001), p.679-696 SIEC No: 20050294

This study examined criminal activity among 1167 adolescents who participated in a community-based substance abuse treatment study. The primary goals of the study were to assess the effect of substance abuse treatment on adolescent crime & to identify the patient characteristics that were most closely associated with reductions in crime during the post-treatment period. Psychological measures consisted of major depression, conduct disorder, suicidal ideation/attempts, & prior physical/sexual abuse. (20 refs)