Investigating the Development Trajectories of Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents: A National Study

Project Number
MSF-Invtg Dev Trajec

Project Duration
April 2014 - March 2018


For this study, in following the young children through to adolescence, this research project can help build the knowledge base needed to better understand the developmental trajectories that lead both to delinquent behaviour and to successful outcomes. If the study can predict which youth is prone to commit certain delinquent acts and at which stage in their development these acts will likely emerge, it would strengthen the relevant ministry's efforts to prevent juvenile delinquency. Efforts could be focused on research into antisocial behaviours and juvenile offending, looking at the most possible causal factors (Lahey, Waidman, & McBurnett, 1999; Osgood, 1998). At the same time it could guide both the timing and the strategies of interventions for different types of offenders (Howell & Hawkins, 1998; Scott & Grisso, 1997).

Funding Source
Ministry of Social and Family Development

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