The prediction of violence and homicide in young men

Rolf Loeber, Dustin Pardini, D. Lynn Homish, Evelyn H. Wei, David P. Farrington, Judith Creemers, Anne M. Crawford, Magda Stouthamer-Loeber, Steven A. Koehler, Richard Rosenfeld

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Abstract

In this prospective study, the authors predicted violence and homicide in 3 representative school samples (N = 1,517). Participants were part of a longitudinal, multiple cohort study on the development of delinquency in boys from late childhood to early adulthood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Thirty-three participants were convicted of homicide, 193 participants were convicted of serious violence, whereas another 498 participants self-reported serious violence. Predictors of violence included risk factors in the domains of child, family, school, and demographic characteristics. Boys with 4 or more violence risk factors were 6 times more likely to later commit violence in comparison with boys with fewer than 4 risk factors (odds ratio [OR] = 6.05). A subset of risk factors related to violence also predicted homicide among violent offenders. Boys with 4 or more risk factors for homicide were 14 times more likely to later commit homicide than violent individuals with fewer than 4 risk factors (OR = 14.48). Implications for the prevention of violence and homicide are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1074-1088
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Volume73
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Demography
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Keywords

  • Development
  • Homicide
  • Precursors
  • Prediction
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Loeber, R., Pardini, D., Homish, D. L., Wei, E. H., Farrington, D. P., Creemers, J., ... Rosenfeld, R. (2005). The prediction of violence and homicide in young men. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73(6), 1074-1088. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-006X.73.6.1074

The prediction of violence and homicide in young men. / Loeber, Rolf; Pardini, Dustin; Homish, D. Lynn; Wei, Evelyn H.; Farrington, David P.; Creemers, Judith; Crawford, Anne M.; Stouthamer-Loeber, Magda; Koehler, Steven A.; Rosenfeld, Richard.

In: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 73, No. 6, 12.2005, p. 1074-1088.

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Loeber, R, Pardini, D, Homish, DL, Wei, EH, Farrington, DP, Creemers, J, Crawford, AM, Stouthamer-Loeber, M, Koehler, SA & Rosenfeld, R 2005, 'The prediction of violence and homicide in young men', Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, vol. 73, no. 6, pp. 1074-1088. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-006X.73.6.1074
Loeber, Rolf ; Pardini, Dustin ; Homish, D. Lynn ; Wei, Evelyn H. ; Farrington, David P. ; Creemers, Judith ; Crawford, Anne M. ; Stouthamer-Loeber, Magda ; Koehler, Steven A. ; Rosenfeld, Richard. / The prediction of violence and homicide in young men. In: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2005 ; Vol. 73, No. 6. pp. 1074-1088.
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