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NCJ Number: NCJ 241322     Find in a Library
Title: Interaction Between Genetic Risk and Childhood Sexual Abuse in the Prediction of Adolescent Violent Behavior
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Author(s): Kevin M. Beaver
  Journal: Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment  Volume:20  Issue:4  Dated:December 2008  Pages:426 to 443
Date Published: 12/2008
Page Count: 18
  Annotation: This research examines the effects of childhood sexual abuse and genetic risk in the prediction of adolescent violent delinquency.
Abstract: A rich line of empirical research has indicated that antisocial behaviors are the result of genetic factors and environmental factors working interactively. The current study uses this knowledge base as a springboard to examine the effects of childhood sexual abuse and genetic risk in the prediction of adolescent violent delinquency. To address this issue, data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health were analyzed. The results of the analyses reveal that childhood sexual abuse interacts with genetic risk to predict involvement in violent delinquency for males. The effects of childhood sexual abuse and genetic risk as well as the interaction between the two are unrelated to violent delinquency for females. Implications of the study are discussed. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Longitudinal studies ; Genetic influences on behavior ; Violent juvenile offenders ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2006-IJ-CX-0001
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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