Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Dylan Jackson released new study that could link food insecurity to domestic violence. According to Jackson’s 18-month-long study, in households that offered consistent access to food, only about 1 in 25 children were exposed to violence. In households where access to affordable, nutritious food was lacking, 1 in 5 children either saw or experienced violence in the home.
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Jackson is a developmental and health criminologist who studies the link between health factors and criminal and antisocial behaviors across the life course. His work has appeared in journals such as The Journal of Pediatrics, Social Science & Medicine, Prevention Science, Preventive Medicine, Journal of Criminal Justice and Journal of Quantitative Criminology.
Professor Jackson is a recipient of the UTSA President