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New “magnifying glass” helps spot delinquency risks
May 6, 2014

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

Cooper-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Drug abuse, acts of rampage – what’s really the matter with kids today? While there are many places to lay blame – family, attitude, peers, school, community – a new study shows that those risks vary in intensity from kid to kid and can be identified.

Research investigates ADHD, delinquency
November 14, 2003

Self-control and parental involvement can help prevent the occurrence of delinquency among young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, according to recent WSU studies.Research conducted by Washington State University criminal justice Assistant Professor Travis C. Pratt on ADHD confirms previous studies showing a link between the disorder and the potential for delinquent behavior. However, recently published reports from additional studies show there are key factors that can prevent delinquency among young people with ADHD. In the first study, Pratt and his fellow researchers discovered ADHD can be an important contributing factor to delinquency and that it tends to have continuing effects over time. “Given that … » More …