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Experience of Child-Parent Separation and Later Risk of Violent Criminality

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Experience of Child-Parent Separation and Later Risk of Violent Criminality. / Mok, Pearl L H; Astrup, Aske; Carr, Matthew J; Antonsen, Sussie; Webb, Roger T; Pedersen, Carsten B.

In: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol. 55, No. 2, 2018, p. 178-186.

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Mok, PLH, Astrup, A, Carr, MJ, Antonsen, S, Webb, RT & Pedersen, CB 2018, 'Experience of Child-Parent Separation and Later Risk of Violent Criminality', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 178-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.04.008

APA

Mok, P. L. H., Astrup, A., Carr, M. J., Antonsen, S., Webb, R. T., & Pedersen, C. B. (2018). Experience of Child-Parent Separation and Later Risk of Violent Criminality. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 55(2), 178-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.04.008

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Mok PLH, Astrup A, Carr MJ, Antonsen S, Webb RT, Pedersen CB. 2018. Experience of Child-Parent Separation and Later Risk of Violent Criminality. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 55(2):178-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.04.008

MLA

Mok, Pearl L H et al. "Experience of Child-Parent Separation and Later Risk of Violent Criminality". American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2018, 55(2). 178-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.04.008

Vancouver

Mok PLH, Astrup A, Carr MJ, Antonsen S, Webb RT, Pedersen CB. Experience of Child-Parent Separation and Later Risk of Violent Criminality. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2018;55(2):178-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.04.008

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Mok, Pearl L H ; Astrup, Aske ; Carr, Matthew J ; Antonsen, Sussie ; Webb, Roger T ; Pedersen, Carsten B. / Experience of Child-Parent Separation and Later Risk of Violent Criminality. In: American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2018 ; Vol. 55, No. 2. pp. 178-186.

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abstract = "INTRODUCTION: Separation from a parent during childhood has been linked with heightened longer-term violence risk, but it remains unclear how this relationship varies by gender, separation subgroup, and age at separation. This phenomenon was investigated by examining a wide array of child-parent separation scenarios.METHODS: National cohort study including individuals born in Denmark, 1971-1997 (N=1,346,772). Child-parent separation status was ascertained each year from birth to 15th birthday, using residential addresses from the Danish register. Members were followed up from their 15th birthday until the date of first violent offense conviction, or December 31, 2012. Incidence rate ratios were estimated using survival analyses techniques. Analyses were conducted during 2016-2017.RESULTS: Separation from a parent during childhood was associated with elevated risk for subsequent violent offending versus those who lived continuously with both parents. These links were attenuated but persisted after adjustment for parental SES. Associations were stronger for paternal than for maternal separation at least up until mid-childhood and rose with the number of separations. Separation from a father for the first time at a younger age was associated with higher risks than if paternal separation first occurred at an older age, but there was little variation in risk associated with age at first maternal separation. Increasing risks were linked with rising age at first separation from both parents.CONCLUSIONS: Violence prevention should include strategies to tackle a range of correlated familial adversities, with promoting a stable home environment being one salient aspect.",
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T1 - Experience of Child-Parent Separation and Later Risk of Violent Criminality

AU - Mok, Pearl L H

AU - Astrup, Aske

AU - Carr, Matthew J

AU - Antonsen, Sussie

AU - Webb, Roger T

AU - Pedersen, Carsten B

N1 - Copyright © 2018 American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

PY - 2018

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N2 - INTRODUCTION: Separation from a parent during childhood has been linked with heightened longer-term violence risk, but it remains unclear how this relationship varies by gender, separation subgroup, and age at separation. This phenomenon was investigated by examining a wide array of child-parent separation scenarios.METHODS: National cohort study including individuals born in Denmark, 1971-1997 (N=1,346,772). Child-parent separation status was ascertained each year from birth to 15th birthday, using residential addresses from the Danish register. Members were followed up from their 15th birthday until the date of first violent offense conviction, or December 31, 2012. Incidence rate ratios were estimated using survival analyses techniques. Analyses were conducted during 2016-2017.RESULTS: Separation from a parent during childhood was associated with elevated risk for subsequent violent offending versus those who lived continuously with both parents. These links were attenuated but persisted after adjustment for parental SES. Associations were stronger for paternal than for maternal separation at least up until mid-childhood and rose with the number of separations. Separation from a father for the first time at a younger age was associated with higher risks than if paternal separation first occurred at an older age, but there was little variation in risk associated with age at first maternal separation. Increasing risks were linked with rising age at first separation from both parents.CONCLUSIONS: Violence prevention should include strategies to tackle a range of correlated familial adversities, with promoting a stable home environment being one salient aspect.

AB - INTRODUCTION: Separation from a parent during childhood has been linked with heightened longer-term violence risk, but it remains unclear how this relationship varies by gender, separation subgroup, and age at separation. This phenomenon was investigated by examining a wide array of child-parent separation scenarios.METHODS: National cohort study including individuals born in Denmark, 1971-1997 (N=1,346,772). Child-parent separation status was ascertained each year from birth to 15th birthday, using residential addresses from the Danish register. Members were followed up from their 15th birthday until the date of first violent offense conviction, or December 31, 2012. Incidence rate ratios were estimated using survival analyses techniques. Analyses were conducted during 2016-2017.RESULTS: Separation from a parent during childhood was associated with elevated risk for subsequent violent offending versus those who lived continuously with both parents. These links were attenuated but persisted after adjustment for parental SES. Associations were stronger for paternal than for maternal separation at least up until mid-childhood and rose with the number of separations. Separation from a father for the first time at a younger age was associated with higher risks than if paternal separation first occurred at an older age, but there was little variation in risk associated with age at first maternal separation. Increasing risks were linked with rising age at first separation from both parents.CONCLUSIONS: Violence prevention should include strategies to tackle a range of correlated familial adversities, with promoting a stable home environment being one salient aspect.

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