The mediated effect of contextual risk factors on trajectories of violence: Results from a nationally representative, longitudinal sample of Hispanic adolescents

Citation

Reingle, Jennifer M.; Jennings, Wesley G.; & Maldonado-Molina, Mildred M. (2011). The mediated effect of contextual risk factors on trajectories of violence: Results from a nationally representative, longitudinal sample of Hispanic adolescents. American Journal of Criminal Justice. vol. 36 (4) pp. 327-343 , PMCID: PMC3782310

Abstract

The current study sought to estimate trajectories of violent behavior and evaluate the direct and indirect effects of contextual factors among Hispanics, stratified by gender. Relying on data from 3,719 Hispanic adolescents surveyed as a part of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), violence trajectories were estimated using group-based trajectory modeling. The results identified three groups of violence trajectories for both males and females (non-violent, desistors, and escalators) and there were considerable gender differences in the direct and indirect effects of risk and protective factors on violent behavior. Study limitations and policy implications are also discussed.

URL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3782310/

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Criminal Justice

Author(s)

Reingle, Jennifer M.
Jennings, Wesley G.
Maldonado-Molina, Mildred M.

Year Published

2011

Volume Number

36

Issue Number

4

Pages

327-343

ISSN/ISBN

1066-2316

DOI

10.1007/s12103-011-9138-y

PMCID

PMC3782310

Reference ID

1439