chapter  53
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Juvenile Delinquency

WithSharon Davies, Claire Dimond

Antisocial behavior in children and adolescents is a significant clinical and social problem, adversely affecting individuals, families, schools, and the wider community. Offending behavior constitutes one outcome of a progression of disordered behavior that includes oppositional  defiant disorder (ODD), conduct disorder (CD), and antisocial personality disorder.