Does Victimization Reduce Self-Control? A Longitudinal Analysis
Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2011
6 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2015
Date Written: 2011
Purpose: To examine the effect of victimization on self-control.
Method: Five waves of data from the GREAT survey are analyzed; the effect of prior victimization on subsequent self-control is estimated using the dynamic panel generalized-method of moments.
Results: Victimization reduces subsequent self-control in the near term.
Conclusions: The findings point to another source of low self-control, help to explain why prior victimization is linked to subsequent victimization, and provide support for general strain theory – which predicts that strains such as victimization will reduce self-control.
Keywords: criminology, juvenile
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