Addressing peer-related variables in failure to comply charges of youth

In Canada, failures to comply with court-ordered conditions are one of the most common criminal charges faced by youth. Some evidence has identified factors that contribute to breaching conditions, such as the number of conditions and length of time under them, but there is currently no research addressing how peers and co-accused youth affect youthsÂ’ failure to comply. Peer delinquency is a strong predictor of other types of delinquency (e.g.