Jessica Craig, Ph.D., assistant professor of criminal justice, traveled to Stockholm, Sweden for the Stockholm Criminology Symposium June 19-21. Many of the top criminology researchers in the field attended the symposium, where the the annual Stockholm Prize in Criminology is awarded.
Craig presented her current research on the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), a set of abusive and otherwise harmful circumstances that have been linked to negative health and social outcomes. Her research found that while those with more ACEs were more likely to be offend later in life, there are several protective factors that buffer this deleterious effect. These protective factors should be targeted in delinquency interventions to help improve the life outcomes of these individuals.
Watch the presentation on YouTube. Craig's presentation begins around 16:00.