This study examines the relationships between P-V discrepancy scores, love deprivation, and juvenile delinquency among a sample of juvenile probationers. P-V scores were significantly related to love deprivation and violent crimes. It was determined that much of the explanatory power of P-V with regard to violent delinquent behavior was mediated by love deprivation. We also found that P-V scores could not be explained away by social class, low verbal scores, or lower full-scale scores. Only love deprivation was found to be significantly related to P-V scores in our path model, thus offering some support to the assertions of some authors that early emotional stresses affect subsequent autonomic nervous system function.