Family level predictors of victimization and offending among young men: Rethinking the role of parents in prevention and interventions models
This paper is one in a series of three that reports detailed findings from a larger study that simultaneously explored individual, family and neighborhood level predictors of victimization and offending among youth. The current study aims to identify which family level factors have better predictive power with regard to type of victimization and offending over time so that effective prevention and intervention efforts can be developed and implemented. Methods: Path analysis was conducted using data from a multi-wave, panel study (N=625) of young men ages 16–19 at Wave 1 to determine the best fitting model showing causal pathways from family-level factors, including parental monitoring, parental support, family structure, and socioeconomic status (SES), to both victimization and offending. Findings: Parental monitoring was a significant predictor of personal victimization and offending at Wave 1 and Wave 2. Single parenthood significantly predicted offending at Wave 1. Father support and SES significantly predicted vicarious victimization through exposure to violence. Implications for practice are discussed.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Mack, Kristin Y. & Leiber, Michael J. & Featherstone, Richard A. & Monserud, Maria A., 2007. "Reassessing the family-delinquency association: Do family type, family processes, and economic factors make a difference?," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 35(1), pages 51-67.
- Hartinger-Saunders, Robin M. & Rittner, Barbara & Wieczorek, William & Nochajski, Thomas & Rine, Christine M. & Welte, John, 2011. "Victimization, psychological distress and subsequent offending among youth," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 33(11), pages 2375-2385.
- Zhang, Lening & Welte, John W. & Wieczorek, William F., 2001. "Deviant lifestyle and crime victimization," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 133-143.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:34:y:2012:i:12:p:2423-2432. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Shamier, Wendy)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.