Delinquency and high school dropouts: reconsidering social correlates

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University Press of America, Incorporated, 1995 - Law - 156 pages
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Understanding delinquency and reasons why young adolescents disengage in education and later drop out of school has continually puzzled practitioners and theoreticians. While there have been works that have focused on delinquency and disengagement in education, the role that the family plays on reducing delinquency has generally remained unknown. Theoretical concepts that explain the propensities toward delinquent behavior and disengagement in education are discussed comprehensively in this unique book. "Adopted and cited in the 104th Congress, 2nd Session / Senate Document 104-20, Page 13, National Debate Topic for High Schools, 1996-97, (Pursuant to 44 United States Code, Section 1333)." (You may view the full citing at:

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Don Drennon-Gala was associate professor of Criminal Justice at Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina from 1995-1997. He retired after 21 years as a federal law enforcement officer with the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. At the time of his retirement, he had a total of 28 years of federal service with the U.S. Government. Presently, he is the CEO/Chief Research Consultant with The Gala Group, Inc.

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