School Predictors of Violent Criminality in Adulthood

Citation

Katsiyannis, Antonis; Thompson, Martie P.; Barrett, David E.; & Kingree, J. B. (2012). School Predictors of Violent Criminality in Adulthood. Remedial and Special Education. vol. 34 (4) pp. 205-214

Abstract

School-related problems such as poor academic performance, truancy, frequent suspensions, and grade repeating have been identified as risk factors for adolescent behavior problems. The purpose of the current study was to examine the effect of school-related factors on violent criminality in adulthood, based on data from the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health. Logistic regression analyses indicated that behavioral variables (i.e., truancy, suspensions) and academic variables (i.e., grade retention and grades) significantly improved the prediction of criminal offending. The strongest predictor of violent criminal behavior in adulthood was repeating a grade at the secondary level. Practice implications are presented.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0741932512448255

Keyword(s)

Academic achievement

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Remedial and Special Education

Author(s)

Katsiyannis, Antonis
Thompson, Martie P.
Barrett, David E.
Kingree, J. B.

Year Published

2012

Volume Number

34

Issue Number

4

Pages

205-214

DOI

10.1177/0741932512448255

Reference ID

7545