The main aim of this research is making evident the conditions that generate and favour deflective behaviour, the identification of internal and external factors that generate deviation, both as a group phenomenon and specific manifestation of individual conduct, as well as the overall evaluation of the efficiency of prevention activities for this social phenomenon. On the grounds of our approach there lies the conviction that in most cases, the manifestations of deflective conduct are based on minor misbehaviour, unobserved in time, tolerated, free to shape students’ personality and this way turning into solid behavioral schemes. Viewed as a phenomenon of infringement of any norm, deflection can lead teenagers towards different paths: nonconformism, social maladjustment with psycho-pathological substratum. Our methodological approaches have been centered upon the underlying of the main features of school deflection, on the identification of the factors and basic mechanisms that generate and favour deflective behaviour among the minor, on the evaluation of prevention activities achieved in school. At the same time, the analysis and evaluation of the socialization process efficacy has made it easier to adopt some measures and proposals regarding the increase of prevention activities and efficiency of minors’ resocialization process.
Key words: deflective conduct, social maladjustment, prevention activities, socialization