Sonja Siennick is a life course criminologist with specialties in kinship and friendship relations and the transition to adulthood. She studies the close personal relationships of people who are involved in crime and the criminal justice system. Her research contributes information needed to help offenders preserve potentially beneficial relationships and institutional affiliations and to reduce potential harms to offenders’ significant others. Her current work, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, examines the peer and family factors behind the co-occurrence of internalizing problems with substance use and delinquency during adolescence.
2016. “Young Adult Outcomes and the Life-Course Penalties of Parental Incarceration” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 53(1): 3-35.
2015. “Racial, Ethnic and Immigrant Threat: Is There a New Criminal Threat on State Sentencing?” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 52(1): 62-92.
2015 (print version forthcoming). “Internalizing Symptoms, Peer Substance Use, and Substance Use Initiation” Journal of Research on Adolescence. Early View doi: 10.1111/jora.12215.
2015. “Early Life Risks, Antisocial Tendencies, and Preteen Delinquency” Criminology 53(4): 677-701.
2014. “Partnership Transitions and Antisocial Behavior in Young Adulthood: A Within-Person, Multi-Cohort Analysis” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 51(6): 735-758.