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29 December 2010

Preteens with conduct disorders risk violence, delinquency as teens

Those who fought, stole, bullied and destroyed property as youngsters more likely to be arrested later on.

Those who fought, stole, bullied and destroyed property as youngsters more likely to be arrested later on. 

Preteens with conduct disorders are much more likely to be involved in serious violence and delinquency when they are teens, finds a new Canadian study.

Those who stole, destroyed property, fought and bullied as preteens were six times more likely to sell illicit drugs, nine times more likely to join a gang, 11 times more likely to carry a weapon, and eight times more likely to be arrested when they were teens, said the University of Montreal researchers.

 
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