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Unformatted text preview: conduct. The majority of SVJ offenders is male, and usually displays early minor behavior problems that lead to more serious delinquent acts. The article had to excellent diagrams showing pathways to boys' disruptive behavior and delinquency and how Serious, Violent, and Chronic Offender Careers overlap. It was interesting to read on how early some of these kids are getting into trouble and/or drugs. When I was that age I couldn’t even imagine doing the things they are doing now. I believe that it is very important to catch them when they are younger so they don’t seem to get in a habit of committing the same crimes or worse later in life. I also believe that the way they are brought up and the people they hang out with have a major impact on what they do in life. This article also looked at predictors that made Przybylski them vulnerable to commit crimes or do drugs, which is huge in prevention of such things....
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- Spring '08
- study group, violent juvenile offenders