Walters, Glenn D. (2017). Reactive Criminal Thinking as a Consequence of Low Self-Control and Prior Offending. Deviant Behavior.
vol. 38 (2) pp. 119-129
The purpose of this study was to determine if low self-control and prior serious offending serve as antecedents to reactive criminal thinking. Cross-lagged correlations between low self-control and serious offending were examined in 5,427 male and female members of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) in an effort to determine their effect on subsequent reactive criminal thinking. Results from a five-equation path analysis showed that the two cross-lagged relationships were equally predictive of reactive criminal thinking. These findings suggest that reactive criminal thinking may have its roots in low self-control and prior serious offending. © 2016 Taylor & Francis
Export Date: 10 August 2016 Article in Press
Walters, Glenn D.
July 6, 2016