Route Choices and Adolescent-Adult Connections in Mitigating Exposure to Environmental Risk Factors


While adolescent-adult connections have been shown to have an impact against violence and victimization, the mechanisms through which these connections confer protection are less known. Led by past PISC trainee Alison Culyba and including Senior Scholar Charles Branas and Center Director Douglas Wiebe, this study analyzed activity paths and travel routes in order to investigate exposure to environmental risk factors for violence during daily activities. It found that there were no significant differences between youth with versus without adolescent-adult connections, indicating that future research should explore other factors that shape travel decisions.

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