Who will graduate? Disruption of high school education by arrest and court involvement

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Abstract

Little research has assessed the effects of juvenile justice involvement during high school on educational outcomes. Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, this study assesses the effect of first-time arrest and court involvement during high school on educational attainment. In addition, differential effects by structural location are examined. Findings suggest support for the labeling perspective. First-time court appearance during high school increases the chances of dropping out of high school independent of involvement in delinquency. Furthermore, the effect of court appearance is particularly detrimental to less delinquent youths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)462-480
Number of pages19
JournalJustice Quarterly
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

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Keywords

  • Arrest
  • Court involvement
  • Disruption
  • Education
  • Graduation
  • High school
  • High school dropout

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Who will graduate? Disruption of high school education by arrest and court involvement. / Sweeten, Gary.

In: Justice Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 4, 01.12.2006, p. 462-480.

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