Delinquent Behavior—High Risk Behavioral Assessment

1. A. Have you witnessed any stealing? ■ Yes ■ No
B. What kinds of things have you seen get stolen?
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C. How often? ■ Rarely (1-3/year)■ Occasionally (1-2/month) ■ Regularly(daily or 1-2/week)
D. Why do you think people steal?
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2. A. Have you had things stolen from you? ■ Yes ■ No
B. What kinds of things have been stolen from you?
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C. How often? ■ Rarely (1-3/year)■ Occasionally (1-2/month) ■ Regularly(daily or 1-2/week)
D. Why were these things stolen?
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3. A. Have you ever stolen from anybody else? ■ Yes ■ No
C. How often? ■ Rarely (1-3/year)■ Occasionally (1-2/month) ■ Regularly(daily or 1-2/week)
C. Why did you steal?
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4. A. Have you witnessed others damage property? ■ Yes ■ No
B. What was damaged?
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C. How often? ■ Rarely (1-3/year)■ Occasionally (1-2/month) ■ Regularly(daily or 1-2/week)
5. A. What kinds of activities make you feel happy?
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B. How often do you do these activities? ■ Rarely (1-3/year)■ Occasionally (1-2/month) ■ Regularly(daily or 1-2/week)
 
 
 
Delinquency
 
This instrument can be found on pages 219-220 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/YV_Compendium.pdf
 
 
The number of “A” items to which the respondent answered “yes” are summed. Then for those respondents who scored at least 1‚ the frequency is calculated by averaging the answers for the “B” items (How often?).
Point values are assigned as follows:
Rarely = 1
Occasionally = 2
Regularly = 3
A high score indicates a high level of risky school behavior
 

Dolan S. Doctoral Dissertation. Chicago‚ IL: University of Chicago‚ Department of Psychology‚1989.

Church B. Mentoring and Rites of Passage Youth Violence Prevention Program-Robert Taylor Homes‚ Chicago‚ IL: Northeastern Illinois University‚ 1994.