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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CE Course Description
This brief, intermediate level continuing level course, developed using information from U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, examines patterns of offending among adolescents, and girls in particular. The course delineates developmental patterns of girls’ delinquency, as described in current literature, and summarizes the results of two major studies that evaluated delinquent behavior over the course of childhood and adolescence.
CE Course Objectives
1. Describe the initiation and cessation of girls’ delinquency at different ages, and how life-stage models delineate between early and late starters.
2. Outline the methodology and findings of the The Fast Track Project and Denver Youth Survey.
3. Evaluate the prevalence of offending and the average frequency of participation in delinquent behavior among juvenile offenders, and particularly girls.
4. Examine girls’ patterns of delinquent behavior over the course of their childhood and adolescence.
5. Discuss the implications of study findings on prevention and intervention efforts.
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