From child maltreatment to violent offending: an examination of mixed-gender and gender-specific models.

@article{Topitzes2012FromCM,
  title={From child maltreatment to violent offending: an examination of mixed-gender and gender-specific models.},
  author={James D Topitzes and Joshua P. Mersky and Arthur J. Reynolds},
  journal={Journal of interpersonal violence},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 12},
  pages={2322-47}
}
Research suggests that child maltreatment predicts juvenile violence, but it is uncertain whether the effects of victimization persist into adulthood or differ across gender. Furthermore, we know little about the mechanisms underlying the victim-perpetrator cycle for males and females. Consequently, this study analyzed associations between child maltreatment and a number of adult measures of violent offending within mixed-gender and gender-specific models. Along with main effects, the study… CONTINUE READING
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