Substance use, the social bond, and delinquency
Abbreviated Journal Title
TRIPARTITE CONCEPTUAL-FRAMEWORK; ADOLESCENT DRUG-USE; INTERACTIONAL; THEORY; LIFE-COURSE; DEVELOPMENTAL ASSOCIATIONS; ANTISOCIAL-BEHAVIOR; MARIJUANA USE; CRIME; STABILITY; ADULTHOOD; Sociology
This research integrated elements from the drugs-delinquency field with life course criminology to examine the reciprocal relationship between substance use and delinquency during adolescence. Data from three waves of the National Youth Survey were used to examine research hypotheses. Findings indicate that there were significant direct and indirect effects. There was evidence of stability in both behaviors, prior substance use predicted future substance use and prior delinquency predicted future delinquency. In addition, prior substance use predicted future delinquency and prior delinquency predicted future substance use. This was due, in part, to the significant indirect connections in the relationship between substance use and delinquency. It appears that substance use and delinquency weaken the social bond, which leads to continued substance use and delinquency.
"Substance use, the social bond, and delinquency" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5189.