One of the causes of juvenile delinquency is impulsiveness?teens don’t think before they act. It could be because their brains haven’t finished developing yet.

But no matter what the reason is, a new study reveals that teens who drive without a license are disproportionately involved in fatal crashes. A survey of more than 5,000 teens across the country revealed that about 6% of students in grades 9 through 11 reported driving unsupervised without a license. 20% of 14- to 18-year-old drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2006 did not have a license.
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Is THIS genetic TOO? – Adolescent males who possess a variation in a certain specific gene are more likely hang out with the wrong kinds of kids?and even become juvenile delinquents themselves.

Criminologist Kevin M. Beaver says, “This research is groundbreaking because it shows that the propensity in some adolescents to affiliate with delinquent peers is tied up in the genome.”

Criminological research has long linked antisocial, drug-using and criminal behavior to delinquent peers?in fact, belonging to such a peer group is one of the strongest correlates to both youthful and adult crime.
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