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Lessons of an Honor Code: A Consideration of Conflict-Related Processes and Interpersonal Violence

NCJ Number
255753
Date Published
September 2019
Length
23 pages
Author(s)
Mark T. Berg; Ethan M. Rogers; Bruce G. Taylor; Weiwei Liu; Elizabeth A Mumford
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored
Publication Type
Research (Applied/Empirical), Report (Study/Research), Report (Grant Sponsored), Program/Project Description
Grant Number(s)
2015-VF-GX0110
Annotation
Drawing from interactionist perspectives of aggression and subcultural theories, this study examined the mediating role of two conflict-related tendencies, i.e., disputatiousness and remedial actions, as well as the extent to which remedial actions moderate the association between disputatiousness and violence.
Abstract
Criminological research has long suggested that attitudes concerned with honor and aggression, such as the 'street code', are related to violent offending and victimization. Comparatively little information is known, however, about the mechanisms through which these attitudes increase violence. In the current study, predictions were tested using longitudinal data from a nationally representative sample of young adults in the United States. Results show that conflict-related tendencies mediate the pathways that link the street code to violent offending and victimization. In addition, remedial actions temper the association between disputatiousness and violence involvement. (publisher abstract modified)
Date Created: July 20, 2021