Date of Award

Fall 2019

Degree Type

Open Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Health Promotion Sciences, PhD


School of Community and Global Health

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Andy Johnson

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Yariv Fadlon

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Jay Orr

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Rights Information

© 2019 Caitlin Storm

Subject Categories

Economics | Public Health


Previous literature identified evidence of a transfer of criminal justice involvement between generations of family members. This relationship has proven especially strong between parents and children. Different demographic factors slightly alter the strength and significance of the transfer, but the established relationship between the criminal justice involvement of the parent and the increased likelihood of the child’s criminal justice involvement remains consistent. Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 was used to analyze the effect of the father’s criminal justice involvement on his child’s. Using binary logistic regression models, predictor variables were included in a step-wise fashion to identify the role that a father’s imprisonment, as well as risk and protective factors, play in the child’s future likelihood of arrest and incarceration. The risk and protective factors served as proxies for trauma and resilience, respectively, and were analyzed to determine if they also served as moderators. The results showed that while the risk and protective factors were significant predictors of a child’s future arrest and incarceration, they did not moderate the relationship between the father’s imprisonment and the child’s criminal justice involvement.