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Delinquency and Crime from Adolescence Through Young Adulthood: The Crossroads Study

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $999,918)

This proposal would build upon the existing longitudinal Crossroads Study that is a collaborative research project carried out in three locales: Orange County, California; Jefferson Parish, Louisiana; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The sites selected represent three culturally distinct regions of the country, thus enhancing the demographic diversity and representativeness of the study sample. The Crossroads Study has followed more than 1,000 male participants from their very first contact with the juvenile justice system (when they were between 13-17 years old). The study would involve conducting an additional wave of follow-up interviews and official data collection nine years after participants’ first arrest with the full sample of Crossroads Study youth, providing two more years of data since the most recent wave. This additional wave of data collection will allow the researchers to study trajectories of delinquency and crime, and identify distinguishing factors between those who persist versus desist from crime in young adulthood.
Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law, and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14). CA/NCF.

Date Created: March 18, 2020