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