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Author: Larson, Matthew
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1. Larson, Matthew
Sweeten, Gary
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Romantic Dissolution, Offending, and Substance Use During the Transition to Adulthood
Criminology 50,3 (August 2012): 605-636.
Also: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1745-9125.2012.00272.x/abstract
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: American Society of Criminology
Keyword(s): Crime; Dating; Delinquency/Gang Activity; Substance Use

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

Recent studies have directed attention to the nature of romantic involvement and its implications for offending over the life course. However, this body of research has overlooked a defining aspect of nonmarital romantic relationships: Most come to an end. By drawing on insights from general strain theory, the age-graded theory of informal social control, and research on delinquent peer exposure, we explore the impact of romantic dissolution on offending and substance use during late adolescence and emerging adulthood. Using data from the 1997 cohort of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, we arrive at three general conclusions: 1) Experiencing a breakup is directly related to a range of antisocial outcomes; 2) the effect of a breakup is dependent on post-breakup relationship transitions; and 3) a breakup is associated with increases in offending and substance use among males and in substance use among females. We conclude with a discussion of the implications of our findings for the future of research on romantic involvement and crime over the life course.
Bibliography Citation
Larson, Matthew and Gary Sweeten. "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Romantic Dissolution, Offending, and Substance Use During the Transition to Adulthood." Criminology 50,3 (August 2012): 605-636.
2. Mulvey, Philip
Larson, Matthew
Coming of Age in the Military Post-9/11: An Examination of Early Life Outcomes for a New Generation of Military Veterans
Presented: Chicago IL, American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November 2012
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: American Society of Criminology
Keyword(s): Crime; Divorce; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Life Course; Military Service; Substance Use; Veterans

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

Military service has long been an important instrument of life course transition. To date, scholars have yielded mixed empirical support for whether military service is associated with positive or negative life outcomes. Considering one principal tenet of life course theory, that an individual’s location in time and place is important, the current study examines the implications of military service for a cohort of veterans coming of age in the post 9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, we assess the impact of military involvement on individuals’ likelihood of offending, divorce, substance use, and negative health relative to the general public. The theoretical and policy implications of these findings are also discussed.
Bibliography Citation
Mulvey, Philip and Matthew Larson. "Coming of Age in the Military Post-9/11: An Examination of Early Life Outcomes for a New Generation of Military Veterans." Presented: Chicago IL, American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November 2012.