MA (Master of Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Jennifer Pealer, Nicole Prior
The role of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and criminal thinking in causing criminal behavior has been explored extensively in criminal justice research. Based on the concepts of ACEs and the Psychological Inventory of Criminal Thinking Scale, the negative parental influences and criminal thinking styles of 1,354 juvenile offenders were examined to establish that negative parental influences and criminal thinking are separately associated with juvenile problem and offending behavior, and that criminal thinking mediates the relationship between negative parental influences and juvenile problem and offending behavior. Analyses showed support for criminal thinking as a pathway from negative parental influences to juvenile problem and offending behavior. Focuses for juvenile offender intervention programs are suggested.
Thesis - unrestricted
Humphrey, Branna, "It’s Not All ACEs: The Role of Negative Parental Influences and Criminal Thinking in Juvenile Offending Behaviors" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3889. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/3889
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