Though not every individual who has experienced childhood trauma will grow up to commit crime in their adult or adolescent years, research supports a strong correlation between childhood trauma and the likelihood of committing crimes in the future. Through this literature review, we hope to bring light to understanding the relationship between the two factors and propose a method to increase mandated reporting training through college classes. In this literary review research supports the idea that childhood trauma may have a correlation between criminal behavior. The studies in this review also show the importance of mandated reporting, which brings the question Is there a benefit in adding a course about adequate knowledge and training related to childhood trauma and mandated reporting?
Dr. Carol Park
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"Does Childhood Trauma Correlate with Criminal Behavior in Adulthood?,"
SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days: Vol. 2023, Article 122.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/sacad/vol2023/iss2023/122