Sonja Siennick studies criminal offending and mental health problems in the contexts of the life course and kinship and friendship relations. Her current projects, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute of Justice, examine substance use and peer problems among adolescents with depression, and the impacts of school-based probation, mental health, and substance abuse services for justice system–involved adolescents.
2018. “Social exclusion and parental incarceration impacts on adolescents’ networks and school engagement” Journal of Marriage and Family.
2017. “Incarceration and financial dependency during and after “youth.”” Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology 3(4): 397-418.
2017. “New students’ peer integration and exposure to deviant peers: Spurious effects of school moves?” Journal of Early Adolescence 37(9): 1254-1279.
2017. “Risk factors for substance misuse and adolescents’ symptoms of depression” Journal of Adolescent Health 60(1): 50-56.
2017. “Early sexual initiation and mental health: A fleeting association or enduring change?” Journal of Research on Adolescence 27(3):611-62.