Sonja Siennick studies criminal offending and mental health problems in the contexts of the life course and kinship and friendship relations. Her current project, funded by the National Institute of Justice, examines the prevalence and predictors of officially detected recidivism among juveniles. Other recent funded projects have examined the association of solitary confinement with mental health, substance use and peer problems among adolescents with depression, and the effectiveness of a school-based intervention for justice system–involved adolescents.
2020. “Juvenile arrest and later economic attainment: Strength and mechanisms of the relationship.” Journal of Quantitative Criminology.
2020. “Youth with co-occurring delinquency and depressive symptoms: Do they have better or worse delinquent outcomes?” Journal of Youth and Adolescence 49(6): 1260-1276.
2020. “Romantic partners and young adult offending: Considering the role of partner’s socioeconomic characteristics.” Criminology.
2020. “Adolescent internalizing symptoms and the “tightknittedness” of friendship groups.” Journal of Research on Adolescence 30(S2): 391-402.
2018. “Social exclusion and parental incarceration impacts on adolescents’ networks and school engagement” Journal of Marriage and Family.