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Department of Justice and prepared the following final report:
Correlates and Consequences of Juvenile
Exposure to Violence: A Replication and
Extension of Major Findings from the National
Survey of Adolescents, Executive Summary
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Correlates and Consequences of Juvenile Exposure to Violence:
A Replication and Extension of Major Findings from the
National Survey of Adolescents.
Dr. Stacey Nofziger
Department. of Sociology
University of Akron
This project was supported by Grant No. 2002-IJ-CS-0004 awarded by the National
Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of
view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official
position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
This study examines the impact of exposure to violence on juveniles using data
from the 1995 National Survey of Adolescents. Specific concerns are how exposure to
violence serves as a risk factor for problems ofjuvenile use of drugs and alcohol,
perceptions of violence in schools and communities, and juvenile participation in
delinquent activities. This study is organized around two primary goals: (1) determine
the impact of exposure to violent acts on juvenile use or abuse of drugs and (2) determine
the context and consequences of witnessing violence in schools.
To address the first goal, reanalysis of a study based on a nationa