The Source for Crime and Justice Data

National Youth Survey (NYS) Series

Investigator(s): Delbert Elliot

For this series, parents and youth were interviewed about events and behavior of the preceding year to gain a better understanding of both conventional and deviant types of behavior by youths. Data were collected on demographic and socioeconomic status of respondents, disruptive events in the home, neighborhood problems, parental aspirations for youth, labeling, integration of family and peer contexts, attitudes toward deviance in adults and juveniles, parental discipline, community involvement, drug and alcohol use, victimization, pregnancy, depression, use of outpatient services, spouse violence by respondent and partner, and sexual activity. Demographic variables include sex, ethnicity, birth date, age, marital status, and employment of the youths, and information on the marital status and employment of the parents.

NYS was sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Most Recent Publications

2014
Boardman, Jason D.,  Menard, Scott,  Roettger, Michael E.,  Knight, Kelly E.,  Boutwell, Brian B.,  Smolen, Andrew . Genes in the dopaminergic system and delinquent behaviors across the life course: The role of social controls and risks. Criminal Justice and Behavior. 41, (6), 713-731.
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2014
DeSoto, William,  Tajalli, Hassan,  Smith, Chad L.,  Pino, Nathan W. College students and alcohol abuse: A test of social learning, strain, and acculturation theories. World Medical and Health Policy. 6, (3), 262-279.
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2014
Desmond, Scott A.,  Kraus, Rachel . The effects of importance of religion and church attendance on adolescents' moral beliefs. Sociological Focus. 47, (1), 11-31.
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2014
Eassey, John M.,  Gibson, Chris L.,  Krohn, Marvin D. Using a group-based trajectory approach to assess risk and protective factors of marijuana use. Journal of Drug Issues.
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2014
Knight, Kelly E.,  Menard, Scott,  Simmons, Sara B. Intergenerational continuity of substance use. Substance Use and Misuse. 49, (3), 221-233.
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2014
Lee, Joongyeup,  Menard, Scott,  Bouffard, Lena A. Extending interactional theory: The labeling dimension. Deviant Behavior. 35, (1), 1-19.
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2014
Like-Haislip, Toya . Racial and ethnic patterns in criminality and victimization. The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
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2014
Menard, Scott,  Johnson, Matthew C. An intergenerational test of integrated theory. Deviant Behavior.
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2014
Menard, Scott,  Pollock, Wendi . Self reports of being falsely accused of criminal behavior. Deviant Behavior. 35, (5), 378-393.
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2014
Piper, Doshie . The life course perspective of delinquency: An empirical analysis of female juvenile offending from the National Youth Survey. Journal of Knowledge and Best Practices in Juvenile Justice and Psychology. 8, (1), 21-28.
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