Armed Kids, Armed Adults? Weapon Carrying From Adolescence to Adulthood

Citation

Wallace, Lacey N. (2015). Armed Kids, Armed Adults? Weapon Carrying From Adolescence to Adulthood. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.

Abstract

While much existing research has examined either juvenile or adult weapon carrying, this study assesses whether carrying a weapon to school as a juvenile is predictive of bringing a handgun to school or work in adulthood. Data are drawn from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Results show a decline in weapon carrying behavior over time. However, youth who report school weapon carrying in adolescence are much more likely to report carrying a handgun to school or work in adulthood. Findings also demonstrate that victimization, rather than offending behavior, is predictive of adulthood handgun carrying at school and work.

URL

http://yvj.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/05/08/1541204015585363

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice

Author(s)

Wallace, Lacey N.

Year Published

2015

Edition

May 8, 2015

DOI

10.1177/1541204015585363

Reference ID

5684