26th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (San Francisco, CA, USA - May 22-25, 2014)

Poster

Does Future Orientation Mediate the Relation Between Exposure to Violence and Offending Behavior for First-Time Juvenile Offenders?

Poster Session X - Board: X- 040
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
APS Exhibit Hall-Grand Ballroom

Jessica Sharp
University of California, Irvine

Hailley J. Hukill
University of California, Irvine

Kimia Mansoor
University of California, Irvine

Lauren Texter
University of California, Irvine

Rosham Sharma
University of California, Irvine

Sachiko V. Donley
University of California, Irvine

Elizabeth Cauffman
University of California, Irvine

Exposure to violence has been linked to higher levels of offending behavior among adolescents. First-time juvenile offenders (N=1,216) between the ages of 13-17 from the Crossroads Study completed in-person interviews. Expectations for their future (future outlook) explained a statistically significant portion of the relation between violence exposure and self-reported offending.

 
Subject Area: The Psychology of Violence
Keywords: Criminal Justice

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