Journal article

The effect of school suspensions and arrests on subsequent adolescent antisocial behavior in Australia and the United States

Sheryl A Hemphill, John W Toumbourou, Todd I Herrenkohl, Barbara J McMorris, Richard F Catalano

JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2006

Abstract

PURPOSE: To examine the effect of school suspensions and arrests (i.e., being taken into police custody) on subsequent adolescent antisocial behavior such as violence and crime, after controlling for established risk and protective factors in Victoria, Australia and Washington State, United States (U.S.). METHODS: This article reports on analyses of two points of data collected 1 year apart within a cross-national longitudinal study of the development of antisocial behavior, substance use, and related behaviors in approximately 4000 students aged 12 to 16 years in Victoria, Australia and Washington State, U.S. Students completed a modified version of the Communities That Care self-report sur..

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