SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days


Juvenile crime peaked in the 1990s and has been on a downward decline since that time. However, youth remain overly represented in various stages of the juvenile and criminal legal systems. This poster outlines known criminogenic and non-criminogenic risk factors that influence juvenile offending. These risk factors have been identified in decades of correctional research and are reflected within many validated risk assessment instruments. The most widely used actuarial risk assessments will be outlined to demonstrate their effectiveness in predicting future offending behavior in youth. Lastly, based on known factors, this poster offers primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and intervention suggestions for reducing juvenile offending and subsequent juvenile and criminal legal system involvement.

Faculty Advisor

April Terry


Criminal Justice

Submission Type

in-person poster




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