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The Sorrow and the Pity: The Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Male Juvenile Delinquency

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Sharon Kantorowski Davis,Ph. D.
University of La Verne

Is there a relationship between adverse childhood experiences and juvenile delinquency? Will juvenile delinquents have larger numbers of adverse childhood experiences than the general population? Are juvenile males’ propensities to commit delinquent and criminal acts impacted by abusive and traumatic childhoods? These key research questions guided the present study.

This study was influenced by a landmark study by Kempe et al. (1962) that identified the “battered-child syndrome” and led to the mandatory reporting of suspected cases of child abuse and child neglect. This, in turn, inspired a longitudinal Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study (Anda and Felitti 1995) that examined the long-term health-related outcomes of abused children. Other studies have described links between child maltreatment and later deviant behaviors such as eating disorders, depression, promiscuity, substance abuse, and suicidal actions.

The current study suggests that adverse childhood experiences are linked to juvenile crime and delinquency. In fact, it was hypothesized that the greater the number of adverse childhood experiences, the greater the number of criminal behaviors by delinquent boys. To answer these research questions and to test these hypotheses empirically, self-reported data was collected on incarcerated male delinquents, aged 13 to 18 years, who had been adjudicated for delinquent and criminal behaviors and were currently in placement at a group home in southern California. Subsequent to the delinquents’ completion of the questionnaire, caseworkers and treatment directors were interviewed as part of data collection.

Preliminary findings suggest that incarcerated male delinquents do experience more adverse childhood experiences than the general population. Additionally, the larger the number of adverse childhood experiences, the more serious the criminal behavior. A pattern analysis of specific types of childhood trauma being associated with specific kinds of delinquent and criminal activities has yielded some interesting results.

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Davis, Sharon. "The Sorrow and the Pity: The Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Male Juvenile Delinquency" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon, Mar 27, 2014 <Not Available>. 2014-12-10 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p707564_index.html>

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Davis, S. K. , 2014-03-27 "The Sorrow and the Pity: The Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Male Juvenile Delinquency" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon Online <PDF>. 2014-12-10 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p707564_index.html

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Abstract: Sharon Kantorowski Davis,Ph. D.
University of La Verne

Is there a relationship between adverse childhood experiences and juvenile delinquency? Will juvenile delinquents have larger numbers of adverse childhood experiences than the general population? Are juvenile males’ propensities to commit delinquent and criminal acts impacted by abusive and traumatic childhoods? These key research questions guided the present study.

This study was influenced by a landmark study by Kempe et al. (1962) that identified the “battered-child syndrome” and led to the mandatory reporting of suspected cases of child abuse and child neglect. This, in turn, inspired a longitudinal Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study (Anda and Felitti 1995) that examined the long-term health-related outcomes of abused children. Other studies have described links between child maltreatment and later deviant behaviors such as eating disorders, depression, promiscuity, substance abuse, and suicidal actions.

The current study suggests that adverse childhood experiences are linked to juvenile crime and delinquency. In fact, it was hypothesized that the greater the number of adverse childhood experiences, the greater the number of criminal behaviors by delinquent boys. To answer these research questions and to test these hypotheses empirically, self-reported data was collected on incarcerated male delinquents, aged 13 to 18 years, who had been adjudicated for delinquent and criminal behaviors and were currently in placement at a group home in southern California. Subsequent to the delinquents’ completion of the questionnaire, caseworkers and treatment directors were interviewed as part of data collection.

Preliminary findings suggest that incarcerated male delinquents do experience more adverse childhood experiences than the general population. Additionally, the larger the number of adverse childhood experiences, the more serious the criminal behavior. A pattern analysis of specific types of childhood trauma being associated with specific kinds of delinquent and criminal activities has yielded some interesting results.


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