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This research looks to analyze and identify a correlation or lack of correlation between religion and criminality. Past literature presents a variety of results that prevents any concrete determination of a correlation. Through a negative binomial regression, this research looks at data from interviews of juveniles ages 14 to 18 to see if a relationship exists between higher crime rates and the importance of spirituality in their lives. The results of this research contribute to a better understanding of spirituality on individual’s criminal behaviors and specifically adds a focus to the youth population.
Primary Advisor's Department
Criminal Justice and Security Studies
Stander Symposium, College of Arts and Sciences
Institutional Learning Goals
"Religion and Juvenile Deviance" (2023). Stander Symposium Projects. 3089.