A child’s exposure to violence, crime, and abuse can lead to serious health and well-being consequences that can last long into adulthood.
Results from research supported by NIJ showed that childhood abuse increased the risk of adulthood crime by promoting antisocial behavior during childhood and adolescence, followed by the formation of relationships with antisocial romantic partners and peers in adulthood.
- FY 2021 Report to the Committees on the Judiciary on the Study of Investigative Factors Related to Online Child Exploitation Report
- Practices and Policies Around Wellness: Insights From the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Network
- The Psychometric Properties of the Measure of Adolescent Relationship Harassment and Abuse (MARSHA) With a Nationally Representative Sample of U.S. Youth