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NCJ Number: 250506 Find in a Library
Title: Effects of Child Maltreatment, Cumulative Victimization Experiences, and Proximal Life Stress on Adult Crime and Antisocial Behavior
Author(s): Todd I. Herrenkohl; Hyunzee Jung; Jungeun Olivia Lee; Moo-Hyun Kim
Corporate Author: University of Washington
United States of America
Date Published: January 2017
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98105
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2012-IJ-CX-0023
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study replicated and extended research findings on subtypes of child maltreatment, childhood exposure to domestic violence, subsequent forms of victimization, and stress in relation to antisocial behavior, crime, and perpetration/victimization related to intimate partner violence in adulthood; also examined were protective factors for maltreated children and predictors of self-reported crime desistence.
Abstract: Findings of seven publications that were the products of this secondary data analysis provide additional evidence of the relationship between child maltreatment and adult antisocial behavior and crime. They also show instances in which this relationship is influenced by other variables, including those that pertain to the socialization of peers and partners. Findings suggest the possibility that physical, emotional, and sexual abuse are linked differently to self-reported crime and that predictors and pathways differ at times on the basis of gender. In addition, several analyses show the risk-lowering effects of education variables (e.g., educational engagement, academic achievement, and high school graduation), suggesting the importance of incorporating perspectives on schooling and education in crime prevention and criminal justice policy. Data for this study are from the Lehigh Longitudinal Study, which is an ongoing prospective examination of children and families that began in the 1970s. The original samples consisted of 457 children. Just over 80 percent of the children, now adults, were assessed in 2008-2010 at an average of 36 years. Data on child maltreatment and related risk and protective factors were collected much earlier, beginning when participants were preschoolers (18 months to 6 years old). 21 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child abuse as crime factor; Children Exposed to Violence; Crime Causes; Crime causes theory; Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence; Long term health effects of child abuse; Multiple victimization; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ final report; Peer influences on behavior; Risk and Protective Factors
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