Conservative Protestant rural youth more violent than their urban counterparts

Conservative Protestant rural youth are more often involved in violent crimes than their counterparts in urban areas, who also use less violence than average. The relationship between alcohol use and violence is also stronger among rural youth and among conservative Protestant rural youth in particular. These are the conclusions of sociologist Don Weenink in his article entitled ‘Taking the Conservative Protestant thesis across the Atlantic’ that was published in the British Journal of Criminology. Weenink carried out his research with a Veni grant. —> Read More