ERIC Number: ED394727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Child Victimizers: Violent Offenders and Their Victims.
Greenfield, Lawrence A.
Published jointly by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, this document presents information drawn from a nationally representative sample of state prisoners and from existing homicide data assembled by law enforcement agencies. It sheds new light on the most serious types of child abuse and victimization--those offenses for which a term of imprisonment was imposed or in which a child was murdered. The document contains detailed statistical information on the following: (1) violent offenders who committed crimes against children; (2) criminal histories and characteristics of offenders who have victimized children; (3) characteristics of child victims of violent crime; (4) characteristics of the violent crimes experienced by children; and (5) the victims and offenders in child murder. The document also includes a section offering explanatory notes, including a discussion of methodological issues involved in the study and listings of the numerical data from which 24 graphs presented are drawn. (JW)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Children, Crime, Crime Prevention, Criminals, Delinquency, Family Violence, Homicide, Sexual Abuse, Social Problems, Victims of Crime
Bureau of Justice Statistics Clearinghouse, Box 179, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0179.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Statistics.