Substance use and violent behavior in adolescence
Abstract: The relation between substance use and violent behavior in adolescence is reviewed, and each of five competing models of this relation is examined. I begin by presenting background material on adolescent substance use and adolescent violence. I then describe five different models that have been proposed to explain the association between substance use and violent behavior. Next, I review the adolescent literature concerning substance use and violence, noting methodological weaknesses that have plagued this research. I conclude with an evaluation of the five models and suggestions for future research.
Wagner, E.F. (1996). Substance use and violent behavior in adolescence. Aggression and Violent Behavior,1(4), 375-387. doi:10.1016/s1359-1789(96)00008-0