Assistant Professor | Criminal Justice and Criminology
Myunghoon Roh has been an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, formerly Administration of Justice, since 2021. Before he came to Newport, he was an assistant professor of social sciences at Texas A&M University in San Antonio. He received his Bachelor’s degree in English from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, South Korea, and holds a Masters of Public Administration from Brown University in Providence, RI, and a Ph.D. in Criminology and Justice Policy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. His dissertation was titled A Cross-National Study of Youth Offending: Toward an Integration of Individual and Macro Theory Crime. His research interests include juvenile delinquency, comparative criminology, and criminology theory. His research has been published in Violence and Victims, BMC Public Health, and The International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience.
Myunghoon Roh, Sujung Cho, Claire Angelique Nolasco Braaten, Jangmin Kim, Jeongsuk Kim, and Carolyn Gentle-Genity
Abstract: The current study tests the applicability of Agnew’s general theory of crime and delinquency to a sample of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) youths and explains the hypothesized direct and indirect/mediated effects of family attachment and peer delinquency on delinquent behaviors. Data for this study were obtained from a 2014 cross-sectional survey of 512 adolescents from the five members of the CARICOM. This study utilizes mediation analysis. Results reveal that adolescents with abuse experience from family members and unsafe school environments are more likely to engage in delinquent behavior. Furthermore, peer delinquency is significantly related to delinquent behavior and mediates the link between child abuse, family history of violence, unsafe school environment, and subsequent delinquent behavior. Finally, child abuse generated a lower level of family attachment, and then a higher level of family attachment led to a lower likelihood of subsequent delinquent behavior.
Myunghoon Roh, Sujung Cho, Claire Angelique Nolasco Braaten, Jangmin Kim, Jeongsuk Kim, and Carolyn Gentle-Genitty, "The Impact of Life Domains on Delinquent Behaviors in Five Caribbean Countries: A Partial Test of Agnew's General Theory of Crime and Delinquency." Violence and Victims, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 3-25, 2022
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