Title

The Relationship Between Academic Achievement and Likelihood of Police Arrest Among Delinquents

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2014

Abstract

Drawing upon a recent study on the association between low self-control and differential responses from the criminal justice system, this study examined whether academic performance, a construct linked to self-control, was also associated with the probability of police arrest. The result indicated that academic performance did have a statistically significant inverse association with the likelihood of police arrest, net of low self-control and delinquency