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Cumulative-genetic plasticity, parenting and adolescent self-regulation.
BACKGROUND The capacity to control or regulate one's emotions, cognitions and behavior is central to competent functioning, with limitations in these abilities associated with developmental problems.Expand
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NONSHARED ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON ADOLESCENT DELINQUENT INVOLVEMENT AND ADULT CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR
Findings gleaned from behavioral genetic research have revealed that nonshared environments are particularly important sources of behavioral variation. Surprisingly little criminological research hasExpand
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Correlates of cruelty to animals in the United States: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.
OBJECTIVE To examine the sociodemographic, behavioral, and psychiatric correlates of cruelty to animals in the US. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data were derived from a nationally representative sample ofExpand
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DO PARENTS MATTER IN CREATING SELF-CONTROL IN THEIR CHILDREN? A GENETICALLY INFORMED TEST OF GOTTFREDSON AND HIRSCHI'S THEORY OF LOW SELF-CONTROL*
Gottfredson and Hirschi's general theory of crime (1990) has generated an abundance of research testing the proposition that low self-control is the main cause of crime and analogous behaviors. LessExpand
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Prior problem behavior accounts for the racial gap in school suspensions
Abstract Purpose A large body of empirical research finds a significant racial gap in the use of exclusionary school discipline with black students punished at rates disproportionate to whites.Expand
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Psychiatric Correlates of Bullying in the United States: Findings from a National Sample
The aim of this study was to examine the psychiatric correlates of bullying behavior in the United States. Data were derived from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions,Expand
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Secondary Exposure to Violence During Childhood and Adolescence: Does Neighborhood Context Matter?
Using data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN), neighborhood and individual‐level predictors of secondary exposure to violence were assessed. Secondary exposure toExpand
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Prevalence and correlates of fire-setting in the United States: results from the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.
Fire-setting is a serious and costly form of antisocial behavior. Our objective in this study was to examine the prevalence and correlates of intentional fire-setting behavior in the United States.Expand
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The Intergenerational Transmission of Low Self-control
There is a vast line of literature showing that antisocial behaviors and personality traits are transmitted across generational lines. Given the ascendancy of Gottfredson and Hirschi’s general theoryExpand
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Cutting the Grass: A Reexamination of the Link between Marital Attachment, Delinquent Peers and Desistance from Marijuana Use
Recent work indicates that marriage contributes to desistance from crime. However, two prominent interpretations of this relationship have been offered. The first, rooted in informal control theory,Expand
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