What is the effect of IQ on offending?

  title={What is the effect of IQ on offending?},
  author={Daniel P. Mears and Joshua C. Cochran},
  journal={Criminal Justice and Behavior},
  pages={1280 - 1300}
The aim of this study is to advance scholarship on the IQ–offending relationship by examining the functional form of this relationship and whether confounding introduced by socioeconomic status (SES) and other factors can be adequately addressed. Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth are analyzed using generalized propensity score and propensity score matching analyses. The results suggest that the relationship is curvilinear, such that lower and higher levels of IQ are associated… Expand

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