CHAPTER 15: The School (p. 265267)
What School Experiences Contribute to Delinquency?
Delinquency is associated with a range of school experiences – low academic
performance / low educational or occupational goals / dropping out of school /
Do school experiences cause delinquency?
o An association exists between school experiences and delinquency, but are
caused by the same third variables – like low intelligence and low self
o Delinquency may cause negative school experiences
o School experiences having a modest casual effect on delinquency
Controlling for: social class, family characteristics