Correlates contributing to involvement in violent behaviors among young adults

J. H. Williams, R. A. Van Dorn, J. D. Hawkins, R. Abbott, R. F. Catalano

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The study examines the extent to which gender, personality attributes, household, community, and environmental factors are associated with violent behaviors in young adulthood. The authors present findings from a sample of 765 21-year-old individuals participating in a drug and delinquency prevention study. Personality attributes, opportunities, and social acceptability of antisocial behaviors were identified as accounting for gender differences and having more influence on violent behavior than environmental correlates. Implications for preventive intervention are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-388
Number of pages18
JournalViolence and victims
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Health(social science)
  • Law


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