Date of Award

Spring 5-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Darlene C. DeFour

Second Advisor

Cristiane S. Duarte

Academic Program Adviser

Martin Chodorow


The relationship between Disruptive Behavior Disorders (DBD) in childhood and arrest during adolescence and emerging adulthood was explored in a community sample of 162 Puerto Rican children who lived in the South Bronx, NYC when first recruited. Results indicate a significant link between having DBD in childhood and later arrest.



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