Tervise seoseid käitumise ja hoiakutega ei ole kahtluse alla seatud, kuid väga palju teadmisi selles valdkonnas veel ei ole. Vähemalt kriminoloogiakirjanduses ei ole silma jäänud. Sestap siinne viide.
Võimalused tervisekäitumise kvaliteedi aspektist on suuresti sotsiaalselt määratletud. Igaüks ei ole oma õnne sepp. Või siis on selline väike sepp, väheste võimalustega.
Siinses artiklis annab autor vihje enda uurimustöö fookusest:

While much health research focuses on health as an outcome variable, a few studies have discovered that health is a predictor of behavioral issues (Woods et al., 2013) and can impact interpersonal relationships (Larsen, 2019). […] One compelling argument for a relationship between health and delinquency is the high rates of health problems in the juvenile justice population. Physical health problems are overrepresented in this group (Golzari et al., 2006; Sedlak & McPherson, 2010). For instance, in their review of health surveys of youth in detention facilities, Golzari et al. (2006) found that the prevalence of “any” medical condition was 46% to 70%.

Kokkuvõttes märgib autor muuhulgas:

Given the complex findings, it is clearly possible that the relationship between health and delinquency is not linear. While health may erode one’s coping skills and lead to deviant coping behaviors, at some point, youth may be just too sick to engage in some of the extreme behaviors reported in this study, such as the fighting, or a potentially active behavior like stealing. Indeed, the study findings underscore the importance of more fully understanding health’s role in the tapestry of youth behavior and how it intersects with school, family, and the community.

Hancock, K. (2021). Physical Health and Delinquency. Crime & Delinquency. https://doi.org/10.1177/00111287211005397