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Title: Problem Behaviours in Abused and Neglected Children Grown Up: Prevalence and Co-Occurrence of Substance Abuse, Crime and Violence
Journal: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health  Volume:7  Issue:4  Dated:(1997)  Pages:287-310
Author(s): C S Widom; H R White
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20892-9304
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: AA09238; MH49467; 86-IJ-CX-0033; 89-IJ-CX-0007; 86-IJ-CX-0031; DA-10060;DA/AA-03395
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study examined the prevalence of and patterns of overlap among four problem behaviors (alcohol abuse, drug abuse, nonviolent crime, and violence) in abused and neglected children who have become adults.
Abstract: Using data from a prospective cohort design study, abused and neglected children were matched with a control group and followed into adulthood (n = 1,190). After controlling for parental alcohol and drug problems, parental arrest, childhood poverty, and ethnicity, the study found that abused and neglected females, but not males, were at significantly higher risk for substance abuse/dependence diagnoses and arrests for violent crimes than control group subjects. Abused and neglected males and females, compared with controls, had higher rates of comorbidity for substance abuse and arrests for nonviolent crimes. Abused and neglected females were at greater risk for comorbidity for substance abuse and arrest for violent crimes as well, compared with control females. Overall, the findings show gender differences in the consequences of childhood victimization. 5 tables, 2 notes, and 110 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse as crime factor; Drug abuse causes; NIJ grant-related documents; Social conditions; United States of America; Violence causes
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