A Portrait of Detained Youth in the State of Hawaii

Until a recently perceived surge in delinquency, Asian or Pacific Islander (API) youth appeared to be relatively protected from negative developmental outcomes such as delinquency, school failure, and teen pregnancy. However, the increasing rate of API youth entering the juvenile justice system has...

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Published in:Crime & delinquency
Main Author: Wolf, Angela M. (Author)
Other Authors: Hartney, Christopher
Format: Electronic Article
Language:Undetermined language
Published: 2005
In:Crime & delinquency
Year: 2005, Volume: 51, Issue: 2, Pages: 180-191
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Summary:Until a recently perceived surge in delinquency, Asian or Pacific Islander (API) youth appeared to be relatively protected from negative developmental outcomes such as delinquency, school failure, and teen pregnancy. However, the increasing rate of API youth entering the juvenile justice system has sparked more in-depth consideration of delin- quency in the API population. This article describes relevant characteristics of the pre- dominantly API youth detained in Hawaii's only youth detention facility and examines their recidivism rate after release. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
ISSN:1552-387X
DOI:10.1177/0011128704273929