Juvenile Delinquency


Juvenile delinquency—negative behaviors of children and teens that may result in crimes or legal action—frequently causes widespread problems in communities. RAND's research on juvenile delinquency includes populations from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and features studies related to crime and juvenile justice, at-risk populations, violence, bullying, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and adolescent mental health.

  • African American teacher helping high school student in the classroom

    Journal Article

    To Educate or to Incarcerate: Examining Disparities in School Discipline

    Sep 30, 2016

    Several factors contribute to disparities in office referral, suspension, and expulsion in high schools. Helping students engage in school may protect against disproportionate school discipline.

  • schoolyard bully

    Journal Article

    Bullying: Adults Can Be Part of the Problem

    Feb 1, 2013

    Bullying is a serious medical and public health issue. While adults can help in a number of ways, they may also make things worse by serving as negative role models, ignoring bullying, or even bullying children themselves. Clinicians can help, but they must first be able to recognize the signs of bullying.

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