Childhood victimization and risk for alcohol and drug arrests.

  title={Childhood victimization and risk for alcohol and drug arrests.},
  author={Trevor Ireland and Cathy Spatz Widom},
  journal={The International journal of the addictions},
  volume={29 2},
Using data from a prospective cohorts design study, this paper examines the relationship between early childhood victimization and subsequent arrest for alcohol- and/or drug-related offenses. Complete official criminal histories are compared for cases of childhood physical and sexual abuse and neglect (n = 908) and a control sample (n = 667). After controlling for relevant demographic characteristics, logistic regression analyses indicate that childhood maltreatment is a significant predictor… CONTINUE READING

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