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    Risk factors that may lead to juvenile delinquency:

    • Poor expressive language
    • Lack of self-control
    • A high degree of impulsiveness and hyperactivity
    • Aggressive temperament
    • Antisocial behavior
    • Friends who engage in "problem behavior"
    • Low school attendance
    • Parent/guardian exhibits low school attainment and/or was a teen parent
    • Poor parental/guardian supervision and harsh and erratic discipline
    • Parental conflict and/or single parent families
    • Parent/guardian with mental illness
    • Family history of problem behaviors such as parental drug use, domestic violence or criminal activity
    • History of maltreatment