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The interaction between impulsivity and neighborhood context on offending: the effects of impulsivity are stronger in poorer neighborhoods.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Lynam, DR; Caspi, A; Moffitt, TE; Wikström, PO; Loeber, R; Novak, S
Published in: Journal of abnormal psychology
November 2000

This research blends 2 traditions of theorizing on the causes of crime, one focused on the role of individual differences and the other focused on structural and contextual variables. Two related studies examined the relations among impulsivity, neighborhood context, and juvenile offending. The first, cross-sectional study uses a large sample of 13-year-old inner-city boys, whereas the second, longitudinal study offers a conceptual replication using 17-year-old inner-city boys who are a subset of the original sample. Across both studies, results indicate that the effects of impulsivity on juvenile offending are stronger in poorer neighborhoods. Furthermore, nonimpulsive boys in poor neighborhoods were at no greater risk for delinquency than nonimpulsive boys in better-off neighborhoods.

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Published In

Journal of abnormal psychology

DOI

EISSN

1939-1846

ISSN

0021-843X

Publication Date

November 2000

Volume

109

Issue

4

Start / End Page

563 / 574

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Environment
  • Risk Factors
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Poverty
  • Male
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Humans
  • Crime
  • Clinical Psychology
 

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Lynam, D. R., Caspi, A., Moffitt, T. E., Wikström, P. O., Loeber, R., & Novak, S. (2000). The interaction between impulsivity and neighborhood context on offending: the effects of impulsivity are stronger in poorer neighborhoods. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 109(4), 563–574. https://doi.org/10.1037//0021-843x.109.4.563
Lynam, D. R., A. Caspi, T. E. Moffitt, P. O. Wikström, R. Loeber, and S. Novak. “The interaction between impulsivity and neighborhood context on offending: the effects of impulsivity are stronger in poorer neighborhoods.Journal of Abnormal Psychology 109, no. 4 (November 2000): 563–74. https://doi.org/10.1037//0021-843x.109.4.563.
Lynam DR, Caspi A, Moffitt TE, Wikström PO, Loeber R, Novak S. The interaction between impulsivity and neighborhood context on offending: the effects of impulsivity are stronger in poorer neighborhoods. Journal of abnormal psychology. 2000 Nov;109(4):563–74.
Lynam, D. R., et al. “The interaction between impulsivity and neighborhood context on offending: the effects of impulsivity are stronger in poorer neighborhoods.Journal of Abnormal Psychology, vol. 109, no. 4, Nov. 2000, pp. 563–74. Epmc, doi:10.1037//0021-843x.109.4.563.
Lynam DR, Caspi A, Moffitt TE, Wikström PO, Loeber R, Novak S. The interaction between impulsivity and neighborhood context on offending: the effects of impulsivity are stronger in poorer neighborhoods. Journal of abnormal psychology. 2000 Nov;109(4):563–574.

Published In

Journal of abnormal psychology

DOI

EISSN

1939-1846

ISSN

0021-843X

Publication Date

November 2000

Volume

109

Issue

4

Start / End Page

563 / 574

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Environment
  • Risk Factors
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Poverty
  • Male
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Humans
  • Crime
  • Clinical Psychology