Title

Low Self-control, Harassment Perpetration, and Stalking Victimization among Asian College Students

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2020

Keywords

Harassment, stalking, Asian Americans, self-control

Abstract

A sizable amount of research has empirically tested Gottfredson and Hirschi’s general theory of crime, with results showing that low self-control is an important correlate of offending, analogous behaviors, and victimization. Within this line of research however, less attention has been paid toward examining the generality of their theory within the race/ethnicity space as well as the extent to which the theory offers a useful framework for understanding harassment and stalking. In this paper, we use data from a sample of young adult Asian Americans to examine these outcomes. Unlike prior research, we do not detect any relationship between low self-control on harassment or stalking. Implications and directions for future research are outlined.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1080/15564886.2019.1671281

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Victims & Offenders, v. 15, issue 1, p. 78-102

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

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