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Child Maltreatment and Delinquency Onset Among African American Adolescent Males

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dc.contributor.author Williams, J. H., Van Dorn, R. A., Bright, C. L., Jonson-Reid, M., & Nebbitt, V. E.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-25T14:10:39Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-25T14:10:39Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Williams, J. H., Van Dorn, R. A., Bright, C. L., Jonson-Reid, M., & Nebbitt, V. E. (2010). Child maltreatment and delinquency onset among African American adolescent males. Research on social work practice, 20(3), 253-259. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3668678/pdf/nihms436970.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/1527
dc.description.abstract Child welfare and criminology research have increasingly sought to better understand factors that increase the likelihood that abused and neglected children will become involved in the juvenile justice system. However, few studies have addressed this relationship among African American male adolescents. The current study examines the relationship between child maltreatment (i.e., neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and other/mixed abuse) and the likelihood of a delinquency petition using a sample of African American males (N = 2,335) born before 1990. Multivariable logistic regression models compared those with a delinquency-based juvenile justice petition to those without. Results indicate that African American males with a history of neglect, physical abuse, or other/mixed abuse were more likely to be involved in the juvenile justice system than those without any child maltreatment. Additionally, multiple maltreatment reports, a prior history of mental health treatment, victimization, and having a parent who did not complete high school also increased the likelihood of a delinquency petition. Implications for intervention and prevention are discussed. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Research on social work practice en_US
dc.subject child welfare en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject inferential statistics en_US
dc.subject criminal justice en_US
dc.subject poverty en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.subject adolescent en_US
dc.subject African American en_US
dc.title Child Maltreatment and Delinquency Onset Among African American Adolescent Males en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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