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New study finds 'delinquent behavior among boys contagious'
Impulsive boys with inadequate supervision, poor families and deviant friends are more likely to commit criminal acts that land them in juvenile court, according to a new study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. View News Article (2009-07-17)

Ex-offender data shows high risk of sexually transmitted infections after release
The American health care system may be missing a golden opportunity to curtail sexually transmitted infections in communities, according to a new study of offenders following release from the justice system.  View News Article (2013-07-17)

Most states offer HPV vaccinations to girls in juvenile justice system
Nearly all U.S. states offer the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to adolescent girls who have been arrested or detained, according to a new report from The Miriam Hospital and Brown University. View News Article (2010-04-29)

Penn study: Processing arrested juveniles as adults has small effect on their recidivism
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found a three to five percent reduction in the probability of criminal recidivism among a sample of juveniles arrested for felony drug offenses, some of whom were processed as adults due to their age at the time of their arrests. View News Article (2015-06-10)

Kids from juvenile justice system 7 times more likely to commit criminal acts
A new study shows that juvenile delinquents sentenced to either a juvenile retreat, probation or unsupervised community service were seven times more likely to commit criminal acts as adults than youngsters from the control group who managed to avoid the juvenile justice system. View News Article (2008-11-19)

Juvenile justice reforms should incorporate science of adolescent development
Legal responses to juvenile offending should be grounded in scientific knowledge about adolescent development and tailored to an individual offender's needs and social environment, says a new report from the National Research Council.  View News Article (2012-11-14)

Ohio's diversion program helps juvenile offenders with behavioral health issues
An evaluation of Ohio's Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice (BHJJ) initiative in 11 counties by social work researchers at Case Western Reserve University found the program benefits most young offenders diverted from detention centers to community-based agencies to treat mental health issues, drug problems or both. View News Article (2015-01-08)

Blood test to predict diabetes in children
The researchers found that four out of five patients with juvenile diabetes have the so-called islet antibodies directed against GAD and IA2 in their blood before the condition manifests itself and that these proteins occur exclusively in cases of juvenile diabetes. The test measures the concentration of the islet antibodies in the child's blood. Researchers already established twenty-five years... View News Article (2000-01-18)

Troubled youths struggle after time in detention center
The kids who pass through juvenile detention facilities are among the most troubled youths in the community. How do they fare a few years after this significant brush with the legal system? View News Article (2009-02-18)

Dr Marian FitzGerald joins Kent Criminal Justice Centre
Dr Marian FitzGerald has been appointed a Visiting Professor of Criminology at the Kent Criminal Justice Centre (KCJC) at the University of Kent. View News Article (2005-03-22)

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