Exposure to Violence, Trauma, and Juvenile Court Involvement: A Longitudinal Analysis of Mobile Youth and Poverty Study Data, Mobile, Alabama, 1998-2011

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Bolland, Anneliese
  • Bolland, John M.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
adolescents; child abuse; child development; child health; children; crime; juvenile courts; juvenile crime; juvenile justice; juveniles; poverty; psychological effects; psychological wellbeing; social support; violence
  • Abstract

    This project consists of secondary analysis material (syntax only, no data). The original study that the material pertains to is an examination of predominantly African American adolescents who live in extreme poverty. The study suggested that exposure to violence is positively related to involvement in the juvenile court system, and partially mediated by psychological factors, particularly hopelessness; thus, practitioners should take care to target more than just traumatic stress as a result of exposure to violence in African American impoverished youth.
  • Abstract

    The uncertainty associated with poverty creates existential challenges for day-to-day survival of children growing up poor. One area where this is particularly the case is exposure to violence and how it may portend future involvement in the juvenile court system. Additionally, exposure to violence is related to psychological and behavioral maladjustment. This study explored these factors as well as identifies approaches to intervention.
  • Abstract


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1998--2011
  • 1998 / 2011
Geographic Coverage
  • Alabama
  • Mobile
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adolescents living in extreme poverty in the Mobile, Alabama, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
Funding institution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP-2016-10040).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 37495 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR37495.v1

Update Metadata: 2020-11-24 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-11-24