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Unpacking the Influence of Neighborhood Context and Antisocial Propensity on Violent Victimization of Children and Adolescents in Chicago

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December 2011
79 pages
This research combines two theories to understand violent victimization among children and adolescents, exploring independent and interactive influences that neighborhood disadvantage and low self-control have on the risk of violent victimization.
Guided by both social disorganization and self-control theories, this study is an effort to empirically illustrate the independent and interactive influences of neighborhood context and one measure of antisocial propensity, e.g., low self-control, on violent victimization.

Date Published: December 1, 2011