ERIC Number: ED462140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Crimes against Children by Babysitters. Crimes against Children Series. Juvenile Justice Bulletin.
Finkelhor, David; Ormrod, Richard
This bulletin, part of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's "Crimes against Children Series," draws on the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System to provide data on the frequency and nature of crimes against children committed by babysitters. According to the bulletin, babysitters account for approximately 4 percent of crimes committed against children younger than 6 years old, a rate below that of complete strangers. Data are presented on reporting, victim characteristics, offender characteristics, and injury. The bulletin concludes with a discussion of implications of the data. (Contains 15 references.) (EV)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.