Testimony in support of HB 155 (Driving Under the Influence and Public Safety Revisions)

Testimony in support of HB 239 (Juvenile Justice Amendments)

3 Things the Family Prosperity Index shows Utah legislators

Theft

Using data from both waves of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, these researchers find that the group with the smallest proportion of adolescents committing a theft of $50 or more …
A portrait of family and religion in America: Key outcomes for the common good. Heritage Foundation: Washington, D.C.

Adolescent Violence

This study analyzed data in the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health and found after controlling for background characteristics that a 32% increase in the proportion of single-parent f…
Community context, social integration into family, and youth violence. Journal of Marriage and Family 67 (3): 767-80.

Juvenile Delinquency

These researchers study data from the 1995 National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health and find that average juvenile delinquency levels are lowest among two-biological-parent married familie…
Family structure, family processes, and adolescent delinquency: The significance of parental absence versus parental gener. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 41 (1): 58-81.

Children Incarceration

These researchers find from data in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth that children raised in mother-father households have a significantly smaller change of being incarcerated in the futur…
Father absence and youth incarceration. Journal of Research on Adolescence 14 (3): 369-98.

Juvenile Delinquency and Anger

Using data from the 1995 National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health, these researchers find that adolescents living in two-biological-parent families had lower levels of delinquency than ado…
S/He’s a rebel: Toward a sequential stress theory of delinquency and gendered pathways to disadvantage in emerging adulthood. Social Forces 82 (1): 53-86.

Juvenile Delinquency

Using data from 1998 on secondary school children in Edinburgh, Scotland, this researcher finds that teens living in two-birth-parent family structures have the lowest volume of teens committing ju…
Theory and method in the Edinburgh study of youth transitions and crime. British Journal of Criminology 43 (1): 169-95.