ERIC Number: ED473559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Short- and Long-Term Consequences of Adolescent Victimization. OJJDP Youth Violence Research Bulletin, February 2002.
Being a victim of crime is a relatively common experience for both adolescents and adults. However, victimization is more widespread among adolescents, and its relationship to various problem outcomes tends to be stronger among adolescent victims than adult victims. The study described in this Bulletin uses data from the National Youth Survey to examine the consequences of adolescent victimization. It focuses on how being a victim of crime during adolescence affects the likelihood of certain negative outcomes in adulthood, including voluntary behaviors (e.g., committing crime, using illicit drugs) and involuntary outcomes (e.g., mental health problems). The Bulletin begins with an overview of the research literature on the consequences of criminal victimization. It then describes the methodology, findings, and conclusions of the current study. (Contains 39 references and 6 tables.) (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Delinquency, Mental Health, Predictor Variables, Victims of Crime
For full text: www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/ojjdp/191210.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.