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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
The OJJDP’s website is the first place to look for information about juvenile justice in the Unites States. Most of the documents located in the “Publications” section are available online, but many are not peer reviewed so their methodological rigor varies. The “Statistics” link will take you to a wealth of information regarding antisocial behavior and criminal activity among youth.
Police Documents: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold
On April 20, 1999, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris killed 15 people and injured 24 others at Columbine High School before killing themselves. At this site, you can see evidence collected by Jefferson County police documenting their involvement in the shooting. These documents a psychological evaluation of Eric Harris completed approximately one year before the shooting. It illustrates the difficulty that mental health professionals have predicting violence in adolescents.
RAND Corporation: Juvenile Delinquency
RAND Corporation is a nonprofit global policy think tank financed by the US government and private endowments. It provides research and analysis to the US government to inform public policy. RAND maintains an excellent site on juvenile delinquency in the United States.
New York Times: Can You Call a 9-Year-Old a Psychopath?
This article describes the struggles of parents with a young child with conduct programs and considers the implications of calling young children psychopaths versus the risk of not identifying problem behavior in children.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conduct Disorder Resource Center
The resource center has tools for parents and clinicians working with children with conduct disorder, including a link to the AACAP’s practice parameters.