National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Screening of Youth at Risk for Delinquency in Oregon, 1980-1985 (ICPSR 9312)

Principal Investigator(s): Loeber, Rolf, University of Pittsburgh. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic


This is a longitudinal study of three birth cohorts of youngsters who were considered at risk because of anti-social behavior or because of officially recorded delinquency at early ages. The study followed a sample of 245 boys in the fourth, seventh, and tenth grades in 1980 (Part 1) and again in 1985 (Part 2). Two screening devices, or "gatings," were used to predict future delinquency. The first procedure, triple gating, was based on teachers' ratings of school competence, mothers' reports of anti-social behavior in the home, and parental monitoring. The second procedure, double gating, used only the teachers' ratings and mothers' reports. Data were collected on the boys' family, school, and criminal backgrounds. Variables include measures of independence and achievement, family criminality, home conduct problems, school disruptiveness, school competence, parental authoritarianism, parental conflict, self-reported delinquency, peer delinquency, and drug and alcohol use.

Access Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.


DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Time One Data - Download All Files (9.973 MB)
ASCII + SAS Setup    SPSS Setup   
DS2:  Time Two Data - Download All Files (12.722 MB)
ASCII + SAS Setup    SPSS Setup   

Study Description


Loeber, Rolf. Screening of Youth at Risk for Delinquency in Oregon, 1980-1985. ICPSR09312-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998.

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (84-IJ-CX-0048)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    academic achievement, behavior problems, delinquent behavior, family background, youths at risk

Geographic Coverage:    Oregon, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1980--1985

Universe:    Males in the fourth, seventh, and tenth grades from 21 elementary and high schools in Oregon.

Data Type(s):    survey data, and administrative records data


Sample:    Subjects were selected from a sample of 300 families who volunteered to participate in all phases of the study.

Data Source:

personal interviews, official juvenile department records, and state police records

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1990-05-01

Version History:

  • 2006-03-30 File QU9312.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-03-30 File CB9312.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
  • 1998-10-15 Missing data codes have been standardized and SAS and SPSS data definition statements were created for this collection. ICPSR also created a PDF codebook and scanned the data collection instruments into a PDF file.

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