I would like to acknowledge the assistance of Howard Bashinski in the analysis and presentation of data. The National Youth Survey is supported by grants from the Violence and Traumatic Stress Branch, NIMH. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (MH27552 and MH41761), The National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice (82-IJ-CX-0011). and the National Institute of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice (78-JN-AX-0003). Points of view or opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Department of Justice.
Delbert S. Elliott is the Director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Institute of Behavioral Science and Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado.