Developmental Trajectories of Deviancy: Looking Back, Moving Forward

  • Annemaree Carroll
  • Stephen Houghton
  • Kevin Durkin
  • John A. Hattie
Part of the Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development book series (ARAD)

The focus of this book has been on youth at risk and the trajectories they pursue to delinquent and deviant behavior. It is now clear that for some young people, involvement in delinquent activities is initiated early in life as a consequence of neuropathologic impairments sustained during prenatal, perinatal, and/or early postnatal phases, sometimes in combination with family and neighborhood adversity. For others, involvement in delinquent activities is a deliberate choice on their part during the early and mid-adolescent years. In Chapter 8, we also highlighted a further group of young people whose delinquent and socially devious activities is a consequence of specific affective and interpersonal behaviors that are often beyond their control. In this final chapter, we summarize our research findings that have been presented in each chapter of this book and then offer what we believe are the research steps necessary for furthering our understanding of the reputations of adolescents...


Social Identity Young Person Delinquent Behavior Social Image Delinquent Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annemaree Carroll
    • 1
  • Stephen Houghton
    • 2
  • Kevin Durkin
    • 3
  • John A. Hattie
    • 4
  1. 1.The University of QueenslandAustralia
  2. 2.University of Westem AustraliaAustralia
  3. 3.University of StrathclydeUK
  4. 4.University of AucklandNew Zealand

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