Ilma Jahic publishes study in Aggressive Behavior


Ilma Jahic, graduate student in the Department of Sociology, recently published a study titled, “Psychopathy and Violent Video Game Playing: Multiple Associations in a Juvenile Justice System Involved Sample,” in the journal Aggressive Behavior.

Violent video game playing is a consistent risk factor for aggression, but research on its psychopathology and trait underpinnings are primarily based on community or university student samples, thus the ecological validity to adjudicated and juvenile justice system-involved youth lacks clarity. This is an important void in the literature because relative to youth in the general population, adjudicated and detained youth evince greater psychopathology, more severe delinquency and violence histories, and clinical psychopathic features.