Gun Carrying and Conduct Disorder: A Highly Combustible Combination?

Rolf Loeber, Jeffrey D. Burke, John Mutchka, Benjamin B. Lahey
2004 Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine  
Objectives: To examine concealed gun carrying between the ages of 12 and 17 years in a population of clinicreferred boys, many of whom qualified for a disruptive behavior disorder, including conduct disorder (CD); to identify factors and diagnoses related to concealed gun carrying; and to examine the extent to which gun carrying is associated with crime in adulthood. Design: Longitudinal follow-up study. Setting: Pittsburgh, Pa, and Athens and Atlanta, Ga. Participants: One hundred
more » ... undred seventy-seven clinicreferred boys, first assessed between the ages of 7 and 12 years and followed up yearly until the age of 19 years. Main Outcome Measures: Violence, property offenses, and drug charges in adulthood. ARTICLE
doi:10.1001/archpedi.158.2.138 pmid:14757605 fatcat:jwdf5nvsabdqlgmd5mctq4msnu