Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
Chang, Janet C.
Fifty teachers and forty-five probation officers participated in this study which was designed to elicit their opinions on critical risk factors that lead youth to criminal behavior. Risk factors identified included: dropping out of school, participating in gang activity, poverty, using drugs (or just the availability of drugs), parental involvement in criminal activity, and the lack of parental supervision.
Ephriam, Raymond Deion and Castro, Antonio, "What teachers and probation officers identify as the most influential risk factors that lead youth to criminal behavior" (2005). Theses Digitization Project. 2957.