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Making Sense of Heterogeneity in the Influence of Childhood Abuse, Mental Health, and Drug Use on Women’s Offending Pathways

Broidy, Lisa; Payne, Jason; Piquero, Alex R.


Building from the developmental and life course literature and the feminist pathways literature, we aim to detail when and how exposure to abuse in childhood shapes female offending trajectories. Using data from 470 female offenders in Australia, our analyses assess whether internalizing symptoms and drug use help explain the link between early abuse and later offending among females. We then examine whether these links are most acute for females who onset early and evidence chronic involvement...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Criminal Justice and Behavior
DOI: 10.1177/0093854818776687


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