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Texting May Be A Tip-Off For Delinquent Behavior In Adolescents
2013-09-10 08:51:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Texting about antisocial topics and behaviors can indicate the likelihood that an adolescent will take part in more rule-breaking, delinquent or aggressive behavior, according to new research published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. The results of the study, which was led by Samuel Ehrenreich of the University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavior and Brain Sciences, is the first to directly, naturally and...

2013-02-11 15:49:29

Lead is a common element but is found in old paints (including those once used on children's toys), soil, old piping, water, and the atmosphere from lead-containing vehicular fuels, even drinking vessels. At high dose it is lethal but also causes seemingly trivial symptoms such as headaches. However, in children lead can also lead to irreversible damage to the organs, the kidneys in particular, and the nervous system including the brain. Early detection to contaminated sources is important to...

2012-12-20 18:57:16

Many high school students work in addition to going to school, and some argue that employment is good for at-risk youths. But a new study has found that placing juvenile offenders in jobs without ensuring that they attend school may make them more antisocial. The study, by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and the University of California, Irvine, appears in the journal Child Development. While evidence suggests that working long hours during the school...

2012-12-20 08:25:57

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The all-new gritty unscripted series, Teen Trouble, premiers December 28 on Lifetime, with a national campaign to support Big Brothers Big Sisters, a program proven to change the odds for youth who face adversity. Behavior specialist and Teen Trouble host Josh Shipp is a former "Little Brother" who credits his mentor, Gary, for helping him through his troubled teen years, which were scarred by childhood abandonment, addiction, abuse and depression....

2012-08-07 02:25:25

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The popular idea that children make criminal decisions as a result of their upbringing may now hold scientific truth according to a recent study conducted by University College London. A recent article from Scientific Daily observes these findings and hints at the possibility they may have on adjusting current legal practices. Sharen Ghatan, a California-based criminal defense attorney, has a passion for representing clients in juvenile...

2012-04-24 10:23:04

Corbett Administration Works to Share Data to Better Track Offenders HARRISBURG, Pa., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the direction of Governor Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania is working with neighboring states to share information about violent or potentially violent offenders who move or travel from one jurisdiction to another. Representatives of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, State Police and the Board of Probation and Parole met yesterday with...

2012-03-28 10:23:29

LANCASTER, Calif., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Los Angeles County's top education and probation officials cut the ribbon today on the largest hands-on vocational training program for youth offenders in the juvenile court school system. Located at the Challenger Memorial Youth Center in Lancaster, "BuildingSkills: Construction Careers for the 21st Century" prepares students for 20 construction-related trades -- such as carpentry, masonry and plumbing -- helping them...

2012-02-28 09:47:00

Public Service Initiative Aims to Increase Awareness among Students, Teachers and Parents ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new public awareness campaign launched today in Rochester, aiming to teach area youth about safe and smart cell phone use. The campaign is a partnership between INOBTR ("I Know Better"), a non-profit organization focused on educating kids through public awareness to keep them safe, and the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe), a...

2012-02-08 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice announces a new resource--the National Girls Institute website--to better meet the needs of at-risk and delinquent girls, their families and the agencies and organizations that serve them. The institute is supported by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) through a grant from the Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). "We have a responsibility to educate...

2012-02-06 10:39:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency today announced the launch of a website, PACrimeStats.Info to provide access to crime-related data from Pennsylvania's adult and juvenile criminal justice agencies. "The launch of this website demonstrates our ongoing commitment to making the work of our justice system transparent and accessible to all Pennsylvanians," said PCCD Chair Mark Zimmer. "We recognize that to better...