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Criminology Forum 5/3, "Early Childhood Risk Factors and Adolescent Problem Behavior: How Early is too Early to Target?"

Tom Loughran, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Criminology will be the next Criminology Forum speaker.

“Early Childhood Risk Factors and Adolescent Problem Behavior: How Early is too Early to Target?”

Date: Thursday, May 3

Room: 406 Oswald

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Dr. Thomas Loughran’s research primarily focuses offender decision-making, individuals’ responses to criminal sanctions in terms of multiple outcomes, and methods to infer treatment effects from nonexperimental data.

His talk will focus on the ways in which adolescents’ behaviors early in childhood (e.g., physical aggression) inform targeted prevention programming related to adolescent substance use and delinquency. He will present data from the Rochester Intergenerational Study (RIGS), which contains prospective, longitudinal measures of 529 children from early childhood into adolescence. Additionally, he will demonstrate how group-based trajectory modeling enables the evaluation of the predictive capability of childhood internalizing and externalizing behaviors for adolescent substance use, which may be used as a potential basis for targeted early interventions.

Available online via Zoom:  https://psu.zoom.us/j/181608210

Meeting ID to join:  181 608 210

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Justice Center for Research and the Department of Sociology and Criminology.