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The Impact of Juvenile Correctional Confinement on the Transition to Adulthood and Desistance from Crime, 1994-2008 [United States]

Metadata Updated: February 13, 2023

These data are part of NACJD's Fast Track Release and are distributed as they were received from the data depositor. The files have been zipped by NACJD for release, but not checked or processed except for the removal of direct identifiers. Users should refer to the accompanying readme file for a brief description of the files available with this collection and consult the investigator(s) if further information is needed.

To assess "double transition" (the transition from confinement to community in addition to the transition from adolescence to adulthood), the study used nationally representative data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) to compare psychosocial maturity for three groups: approximately 162 adolescents placed in correctional confinement, 398 young adults who reported an arrest before age 18 but no juvenile correctional confinement, and 11,614 youths who reported no arrests before age 18.

Three dimensions of psychosocial maturity (responsibility, temperance, and perspective) were assessed at Waves 1 (baseline) and Wave 3 (post-confinement) in models assessing the effects of confinement on the attainment (or non-attainment) of markers of successful transition to adulthood at Wave 4.

Results were contextualized with data from the Survey of Youth in Residential Facilities and discussed with respect to the role of confinement in interrupting the development of psychosocial maturity in the transition to adulthood and for young adult attainment more generally.

There are no data files available with this study. Only syntax files used by the researchers are provided.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 13, 2023

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 13, 2023
Publisher National Institute of Justice
Identifier 568
Data First Published 2016-09-27T14:45:44
Language eng
Data Last Modified 2016-09-27T14:45:44
Public Access Level public
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Publisher Hierarchy Office of Justice Programs > National Institute of Justice
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