Causes of Conduct Disorder and Juvenile Delinquency

Causes of Conduct Disorder and Juvenile Delinquency

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A great deal has been learned about serious child and adolescent conduct problems, but their causes are still not well understood. This book brings together an international group of leading authorities to advance specific, testable hypotheses about the causes of conduct disorder and juvenile delinquency. Four general causal models are delineated: the social learning model, the developmental pathways model, an integrative antisocial propensity model, and an integrative ecological-developmental model. Also provided are models focusing on specific aspects of the origins of conduct problems, including contextual, psychological, and biological influences. The authors present significant, original theoretical work and map out the kinds of further studies needed to confirm or disconfirm their new or revised more

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  • Paperback
  • Guilford Publications
  • United States
  • English
  • 1138867365
  • 9781138867369

Table of contents

Farrington, Loeber, Foreword. Part I: Research and Theoretical Strategies. Rutter, Crucial Paths from Risk Indicator to Causal Mechanism. Part II: General and Integrative Causal Models. Snyder, Reid, Patterson, A Social Learning Model of Child and Adolescent Antisocial Behavior. Moffitt, Life-Course-Persistent and Adolescence-Limited Antisocial Behavior: A Ten-Year Research Review and a Research Agenda. Lahey, Waldman, A Developmental Propensity Model of the Origins of Conduct Problems during Childhood and Adolescence. Wikström, Sampson, Social Mechanisms of Community Influences on Crime and Pathways in Criminality. Part III: Targeted Causal Models. Development of Conduct Problems during the Preschool Period. Keenan, Shaw, Starting at the Beginning: Exploring the Etiology of Antisocial Behavior in the First Years of Life. Tremblay, Why Socialization Fails: The Case of Chronic Physical Aggression. Cognitive Factors. Nigg, Huang-Pollock, An Early-Onset Model of the Role of Executive Functions and Intelligence in Conduct Disorder/Delinquency. Dodge, Do Social Information-Processing Patterns Mediate Aggressive Behavior? Genetic, Environmental, and Biological Influences. Ishikawa, Raine, Prefrontal Deficits and Antisocial Behavior: A Causal Model. Rhee, Waldman, Testing Alternative Hypotheses Regarding the Role of Development on Genetic and Environmental Influences Underlying Antisocial Behavior. Brennan, Grekin, Mednick, Prenatal and Perinatal Influences on Conduct Disorder and Serious Delinquency. Animal Models of the Causes of Aggression. Suomi, Social and Biological Mechanisms Underlying Impulsive Aggression in Rhesus more