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Childhood Trauma, a Cycle of Violence

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dc.contributor.author Arsenault, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-03T15:36:46Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-03T15:36:46Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Arsenault, S. (2016). Childhood Trauma, a Cycle of Violence. Worcester, MA: Clark University. 33 pp. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://commons.clarku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1012&context=idce_masters_papers
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2970
dc.description.abstract This research examines the relationship between childhood trauma, indicated by early police contact, and the probability of later negative life experiences, including involvement in and perpetration of violence, criminal activity and gang involvement for men age 0-27 in Worcester, MA. This research was conducted using probit and tobit regression analysis using the Worcester Police Dataset. This study shows a positive and highly statistically significant correlation between childhood trauma and gang involvement as well as involvement in violence, perpetration of violence, and the number of incidents of violence. This suggests that a crisis intervention for childhood trauma, including witness-based childhood trauma, may help to break cycles of violence in the future. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Clark University en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject long term effects en_US
dc.subject violent crime en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.title Childhood Trauma, a Cycle of Violence en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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