The subjects were tracked for up to 36 months subsequent to their release from custody. The tracking period was abbreviated in those instances reached their eighteenth birthday prior to the elapse of 36 months subsequent to their release from custody. Although the tracking period was relatively short, the period was appropriate for the study of juvenile subjects wherein the research objective was to establish recidivism as a juvenile. With respect to the investigation to be performed in the proposed research study, the tracking of these juvenile offenders through their early-adult years would have provided valuable information.
The character of the research performed was correlational. Recidivism was related th