The link between victimization and offending is well established in the literature, yet an unexplored causal pathway within this relationship is concerned with why some individuals engage in maladaptive coping in response to victimization. In particular, those with low self-control may be attracted to problematic yet immediately gratifying forms of coping post-victimization (e.g., substance use), which may increase their likelihood of violent offending in the future.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 26-32)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Criminology and criminal justice