YOUR FIRST FIVE

Your First Five Crime Studies of December 22

Today’s crime studies include work on gun violence in Philadelphia

Aaron Jacklin
Understanding Crime
2 min readDec 22, 2023

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These new criminology and criminal justice studies were published recently by journals I monitor.

1. Is Psychopathy a Dynamic Risk Factor? An Empirical Investigation of Changes in Psychopathic Personality Traits Over the Course of Correctional Treatment, published in Criminal Justice and Behavior.

2. The Role of Race, Social Support, Empowerment, and Posttraumatic Cognitions in Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, published in Violence Against Women.

3. Assessing the effects of the Group Violence Intervention on firearm violence in Philadelphia, published in Journal of Experimental Criminology.

4. “It’s illegal to buy drugs from street dealers” — a video-based pre-post study of a behavioral intervention to displace dealers from an Amsterdam open-air drug market, published in Journal of Experimental Criminology.

5. Two Sides of the Coin: The Roles of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Positive Childhood Experiences in College Students’ Mental Health, published in Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

I might cover some of these studies further in Understanding Crime. If one sounds interesting or important, let me know in the comments. Right now, I’m considering number 1.

Your First Five is moving to Explaining Crime in the New Year. Check this short piece for why. (What’s ‘Your First Five’?)

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Aaron Jacklin
Understanding Crime

Creating quality, ethical nonfiction crime content. Criminology Journalist & Writing Coach. Writing a book by July 2024.