Socialization, selection, or moderation? A biosocial analysis of the role of peers on delinquency

Citation

Schwartz, Joseph A. (2017). Socialization, selection, or moderation? A biosocial analysis of the role of peers on delinquency. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Kansas City, MO.

Abstract

The current study compares three general theoretical frameworks (socialization, selection, and moderation) related to peer influences on delinquency within a genetically informed research design. The results of multivariate biometric models revealed evidence of genetically-influenced selection processes, providing preliminary support for the selection hypothesis. Additional modified Cholesky models revealed that peer influences moderated underlying influences on delinquency such that genetic influences decreased and environmental influences increased as exposure to peer delinquency increased, effectively providing support for the moderation hypothesis.

Reference Type

Conference proceeding

Book Title

Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Author(s)

Schwartz, Joseph A.

Year Published

2017

City of Publication

Kansas City, MO

Reference ID

7136