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NCJ Number: 229213 Find in a Library
Title: "Might Not Be a Tomorrow": A Multimethods Approach to Anticipated Early Death and Youth Crime
Journal: Criminology  Volume:47  Issue:4  Dated:November 2009  Pages:1091-1130
Author(s): Timothy Brezina; Erdal Tekin; Volkan Topalli
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: National Science Foundation
Arlington, VA 22230
Grant Number: 0520092
Publisher: http://www.wiley.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the relationship between anticipated early death and youth crime.
Abstract: The quantitative findings confirm the results of prior studies showing a positive relationship between anticipated early death and youth crime. The results increase confidence in the assumption that anticipated early death is a contributing factor to youth crime and violence. Several researchers point to the anticipation of early death, or a sense of "futurelessness," as a contributing factor to youth crime. It is argued that young people who perceive a high probability of early death may have little reason to delay gratification for the promise of future benefits. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between anticipated early death and youth crime and shed light on the cognitive processes that potentially link anticipated early death with criminal involvement. Tables, figure, and references
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile delinquency research; Juvenile offender attitudes; Juvenile offenders
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