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Truancy

Habitual truancy can be defined as unexcused absences from school by a minor that exceed the number of such absences allowed under state law. Each state has its own school attendance laws, which specify:

  • The age at which a child must begin school
  • The age at which a youth can legally drop out of school
  • The number of unexcused absences that constitute truancy under the law 

The costs of truancy are high. Truancy has been clearly identified as one of the early warning signs that youths potentially are headed for delinquent activity, social isolation, or educational failure.

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Lessons Learned From Four Truancy Demonstration Sites, OJJDP-Sponsored, December 2006
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Future-Proofing Justice - Building a Research Agenda to Address the Effects of Technological Change on the Protection of Constitutional Rights, NIJ-Sponsored, 2017
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Development of a Mobile, Automated Tool Mark Characterization/Comparison System, NIJ-Sponsored, 2017
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Interpretation of Patterned Injuries in Medicolegal Death Investigation, NIJ-Sponsored, 2017
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Quantitative Algorithm for the Digital Comparison of Torn Duct, NIJ-Sponsored, 2017
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