Delinquent Peers—Rochester Youth Development Study

In the past 30 days‚ how many of your friends …
1. Used a weapon or force to get money or things from people?
2. Attacked someone with a weapon or with the idea of seriously hurting them?
3. Hit someone with the idea of hurting them?
4. Stole something worth more than $100?
5. Stole something worth more than $5 but less than $50?
6. Damaged or destroyed someone else’s property on purpose?
7. Took a car for a ride or drive without the owner’s permission?
8. Skipped classes without an excuse?
This instrument can be found on page 216 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at:
None of them=1
A few of them=2
Some of them=3
Most of them=4
Point values are assigned as indicated above. Point values for all responses are summed. Higher scores indicate higher levels of delinquency among peers.

Thornberry TP‚ Lizotte AJ‚ Krohn MD‚ Farnworth M‚ Jang SJ. Delinquent peers‚ beliefs‚ anddelinquent behavior: a longitudinal test ofinteractional theory. Criminology 1994; 32:47-83. /.