Young Adult Violence – Modifiable Predictors and Pathways

Violent injury is among the most prevalent and serious problems facing young adults. Yet our understanding of the developmental pathways and social circumstances contributing to the perpetration of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and child maltreatment is limited. This three-year study is the first large, longitudinal (study participants followed for an average of 23 years) study of low-income individuals to determine predictors and pathways to early adult violence. One key strength of this study is to track services use. Primary foci include the identification of modifiable protective and risk factors, optimal developmental periods and likely systems for the basing of preventative efforts.


Brett Drake, PhD
Melissa Jonson-Reid, PhD
Patricia Kohl, PhD