By Erika Harrell
Harrell makes use of a number of waves of the nationwide formative years Survey to degree even if Agnew s normal pressure conception (GST) might clarify the connection among adolescent victimization and delinquency. She examines the results of victimization on forms of delinquency throughout racial and gender teams. the most premise of the GST, that elevated pressure in somebody may end up in elevated antisocial habit, is supported right here. Adolescent victimization, as a resource of pressure, raises antisocial habit. despite the fact that, the influence of adolescent victimization delinquency did fluctuate throughout racial and gender teams.
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However, there was no difference for females. Also, Dembo et al. (2000) did find that their model of abuse predicting drug use fit better for males than females. Conversely, Widom et al. (1999) found that maltreated females were more likely than maltreated males to meet the DSM-III-R criteria for abuse/dependence of cocaine and stimulants. Also, Widom and White (1997) found that victimized females were at an increased risk for drug abuse where victimized males were not. In the research that has looked at the effect of maltreatment on nonviolent, non-drug offending, there has been very little done on gender differences.
The idea that victimization (especially in girls) leads to an increase in the probability of running away from home is very established in the literature. Chesney-Lind’s (1997) research indicates that victimization is what drives many girls to run away from home. She concludes that running away was the only way to escape maltreatment. In contrast, Herrera and McCloskey (2003) found that childhood victimization was not significant in predicting whether or not a girl would run away. Furthermore, Kaufman and Widom’s (1999) examination of data from a prospective cohort design study where victimized children were matched with a control group.
Also, the sample of 1,203 consisted of 633 males and 570 females. This study also used the first four waves of the National Youth Survey. With the first four waves, the age of the respondents covered by the present study was as follows: For those Whites and African Americans who were 11 years old in 1976, the ages covered in the current study are 11, 12, 13, and 14. For those Whites and African Americans who reported that they were 12 in 1976, this study covered information when they were ages 12, 13, 14, and 15.
Adolescent Victimization and Delinquent Behavior by Erika Harrell