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Older adults with dementia exhibit financial 'symptoms' up to six years before diagnosis
A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors found that Medicare beneficiaries who go on to be diagnosed with dementia are more likely to miss payments on bills as early as six years before a clinical diagnosis. (2020-11-30)

Corporate fraud may lead to neighborhood financial crimes
After a major corporate fraud case hits a city, financially motivated neighborhood crimes like robbery and theft increase in the area, a new study suggests. Researchers from The Ohio State University and Indiana University found that the revelation of corporate accounting misconduct is linked to about a 2.3 percent increase in local financially motivated crimes in the following year. (2020-11-16)

Child neglect linked to teen pregnancy
Children who experience neglect are seven times more likely than other abuse victims to have a teen pregnancy say University of Queensland researchers. (2020-09-17)

Early childhood intervention programs may reap benefits across generations
Youth programs designed to prevent drug use and delinquency and support healthy development can reap lasting benefits not only for participants, but also for their kids, according to a decades-long study. (2020-06-08)

Is video game addiction real?
A recent six-year study, the longest study ever done on video game addiction, found that about 90% of gamers do not play in a way that is harmful or causes negative long-term consequences. A significant minority, though, can become truly addicted to video games and as a result can suffer mentally, socially and behaviorally. (2020-05-13)

Attentiveness and trust are especially effective in combating juvenile crime
The criminologist Professor Klaus Boers (University of M√ľnster) and the sociologist Professor Jost Reinecke (University of Bielefeld) have presented the results of their long-term study 'Crime in the modern city.' The scientists have observed and analyzed the delinquency behavior of around 3,000 young people in German cities for almost 20 years. (2020-01-16)

UTSA researchers investigate the impact of police stops on youth's mental health
New research looks into the impact police stops have on the mental health of youth. UTSA researchers collaborated with the College for Public Health and Social Justice at St. Louis University to conduct a study that reveals that youth experiencing intrusive police stops are at risk of heightened emotional distress. The researchers found that youth who were stopped more often by police officers were more likely to report emotional trauma. (2019-10-09)

Decoding how kids get into hacking
New research from Michigan State University identified characteristics and gender-specific behaviors in kids that could lead them to become juvenile hackers. The researchers assessed responses from 50,000 teens from around the world to determine predictors of hacking and are the first to dig into gendered differences from a global data set. (2019-09-19)

Communities that Care prevention system helps to protect youth
Students in Pennsylvania school districts that participated in Communities that Care (CTC) coalitions were significantly less likely to use alcohol or marijuana, or to engage in delinquent behavior than those in non-CTC districts, according to a recent study published in Prevention Science. (2019-09-13)

When should banks chase debts? New method could help them decide
Banks face financial risks and uncertainty when deciding when to chase consumers who default on their credit card payments and when to let them go. A new study from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin analyzes delinquent credit card user behaviors and develops a predictive model for sorting them into categories based on whether they are more or less likely to pay back their overdue debt. (2019-07-25)

UTSA study shows vaping is linked to adolescents' propensity for crime
UTSA criminal justice professor Dylan Jackson recently published one of the first studies to explore emerging drug use in the form of adolescent vaping and its association with delinquency among 8th and 10th grade students. (2019-05-28)

Early exposure to banking influences life-long financial health
Growing up in a community with or without banks has a long-term effect on how you build and manage credit, according to a new Iowa State University study. The research shows individuals who grow up in what are essentially 'financial deserts' are slow to apply for credit and as adults have lower credit scores and more delinquent accounts. (2019-05-16)

Police stops unintentionally increase criminal behavior in black and Latino youths
New research by NYU Steinhardt doctoral candidate Juan Del Toro finds that Black and Latino adolescent boys who are stopped by police report more frequent engagement in delinquent behavior thereafter. The study also demonstrates that police stops have a negative impact on the adolescents' psychological well-being. (2019-04-09)

FSU researcher finds adolescent views of law enforcement can improve over time
A research team, led by Assistant Professor of Criminology Kyle McLean, found that teens' attitudes toward law enforcement tend to improve as they reach adulthood. (2019-04-08)

Younger Americans much more likely to be arrested than previous generations
One possible byproduct of the of the nation's zero-tolerance criminal justice policies may be a trend that finds that Americans under the age of 26 are much more likely to be arrested than Americans born in previous decades. A new study finds the increase in arrests occurred most rapidly among white men and all women, and is linked to a lower likelihood of being married and lower income during adulthood. (2019-02-25)

School suspension, expulsion more likely to predict youth drug use than police arrest
A new longitudinal study found that practices that exclude youth from school appear to predict drug use more than arrests by police, especially among minority youth. (2019-02-05)

Children's race, not disability status, may predict more frequent suspension
Suspension is one way schools discipline students, but the high number of and disparities in suspensions in the U.S. has sparked controversy and policy debate. (2019-01-30)

Witnessing violence in high school as bad as being bullied
Over the long term, being a bystander of high-school violence can be as damaging to mental health as being directly bullied, a new study finds. (2018-09-17)

Widely used youth behavior treatment may be ineffective -- study
A long-established treatment used around the world to help troubled young people and their families tackle behavioral problems may not be as effective as its practitioners claim -- a new study reveals. (2018-09-11)

Mentor relationships can help female athletes deal with discrimination, bullying
When female athletes have strong mentors, the relationship helps them combat issues of sexism and helps them navigate problematic behaviors, according to a study by two University of Kansas researchers. (2018-08-12)

White mass shooters receive sympathetic media treatment
White mass shooters receive much more sympathetic treatment in the media than black shooters, according to a new study that analyzed coverage of 219 attacks. Findings showed that white shooters were 95 percent more likely to be described as 'mentally ill' than black shooters. (2018-07-17)

Can parents of juvenile offenders still dream?
A new study from Michigan State University published in the Journal of Research on Adolescence reveals that mothers don't lose hope for their sons' futures and potential -- even if they are arrested as a minor. (2018-07-03)

When mentors do this one thing, it can help reduce teen delinquency
When educators and coaches make kids feel like they matter, it reduces delinquency and destructive behavior, according to a study led by a University of Kansas professor. (2018-07-02)

Food insecurity has greater impact on disadvantaged children
In 2016, 12.9 million children lived in food-insecure households. These children represent a vulnerable population since their developing brains can suffer long-term negative consequences from undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that among these vulnerable children, food insecurity had a greater impact on behavior problems in young children of single mothers living in urban neighborhoods. (2018-06-26)

For girls who mature early, psychological problems last into adulthood
Tracking nearly 8,000 girls from adolescence through their late 20s - far longer than other studies have - a Cornell University researcher says girls who get their periods earlier than peers are likely to experience depression and antisocial behavior well into adulthood. The study, (2018-02-28)

Growing opioid epidemic forcing more children into foster care
The opioid crisis is causing serious consequences across the country. One of the biggest, illicit opioid abusers are neglecting their children, resulting in more kids being removed from their homes. A new study finds a direct correlation between the epidemic and growing number of children placed in foster care. (2018-01-08)

Increased air pollution linked to bad teenage behavior
A new study linking higher levels of air pollution to increased teenage delinquency is a reminder of the importance of clean air and the need for more foliage in urban spaces. The study suggests ambient air pollution may increase delinquent behavior among 9- to 18-year-olds in urban neighborhoods in Greater Los Angeles. The insidious effects are compounded by poor parent-child relationships and parental mental and social distress, said Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers. (2017-12-13)

Mindful yoga can reduce risky behaviors in troubled youth, says UC research
Study shows a marked reduction in risky sex and substance abuse in troubled 18- to 24-year-olds after several months of participating in mindful yoga and positive coping strategies. (2017-12-07)

Mindfulness training and therapy can reverse jail time's negative psychological effects
Just four months in prison can negatively affects a person's cognitive abilities and impulse control, according to findings from two University of Pennsylvania researchers. The good news is that a combination of mindfulness training and cognitive behavioral therapy can help undo some of jail time's undesirable consequences. (2017-11-30)

Keeping harsh punishment in check helps kids with ADHD, study finds
Cutting back on yelling, criticism and other harsh parenting approaches, including physical punishment, has the power to calm children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a new study. (2017-11-07)

Large declines seen in teen substance abuse, delinquency
Survey data indicate that in recent years, teens have become far less likely to abuse alcohol, nicotine and illicit drugs, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Teens also are less likely to engage in behaviors like fighting and stealing, and the researchers believe the declines in substance use and delinquency are connected. (2017-10-25)

Study: After Hurricane Katrina, personal debt fell for those worst hit -- but at a cost
After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans a dozen years ago, there was a sharp and immediate drop in personal debt among residents living in city's most flooded blocks, according to a new Case Western Reserve University study. (2017-08-28)

FSU researchers find school board diversity reduces school suspensions
A new study from criminology researchers at Florida State University reveals that a more diverse school board can lead to more equitable school punishment among black, white and Hispanic students. (2017-08-24)

Study of sisters helps explain dad's influence on risky sexual behavior
Researchers have shown links between father involvement and daughters' sexual behavior, with the standard explanation attributing that influence to shared genes that impact both a father's behavior and relationships and his child's problem behavior, including engaging in risky sex and affiliating with delinquent peers. But a study led by a University of Utah researcher and published in Developmental Psychology suggests that even though genes likely play a part, they may not be the whole story. (2017-06-08)

Cross-cultural study strengthens link between media violence and aggressive behavior
New Iowa State research offers compelling evidence that media violence affects aggressive behavior. This first-of-its-kind study, conducted in seven different countries, confirms six decades of research showing the effect is the same, regardless of culture. (2017-04-11)

SHSU study examines death penalty support in Mexico
In sharp contrast to previous studies of public support for the death penalty conducted in the US, Catholics in Mexico were found to be more likely to support capital punishment, while older Mexicans and those living in states that bordered the US were less likely to support the death penalty, according to researchers at Sam Houston State University. (2017-03-28)

UTHealth researchers collaborate to increase low vaccination rates in Houston schools
Susan Wootton, M.D., associate professor of pediatric infectious diseases at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), will lead a project to increase low vaccination rates among pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students in the Houston Independent School District (HISD). (2017-03-28)

Delinquent youth have more high-risk sex HIV/AIDS behaviors as they age
Delinquent youth are more likely to have high-risk HIV/AIDS sexual behaviors as they age, including multiple sexual partners and unprotected vaginal sex with a high-risk partner, reports a Northwestern Medicine study. The study tracked the youth 14 years after detention. (2017-02-14)

Harsh parenting predicts low educational attainment through increasing peer problems
A new study of 1,482 students in Maryland has found that children exposed to harsh parenting are at greater risk of having poor school outcomes. (2017-02-08)

More screen time for kids isn't all that bad
Chances are that your children will turn out OK even though they spend hours playing video games or watching TV. This is according to Christopher Ferguson of Stetson University in the US, who led a study in Springer's journal Psychiatric Quarterly which found that there is only a negligibly small association between excessive screen time and higher levels of depression and delinquency among teenagers. (2017-02-07)

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