ERIC Number: ED474391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
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Violent Victimization as a Risk Factor for Violent Offending among Juveniles. Juvenile Justice Bulletin.
Shaffer, Jennifer N.; Ruback, R. Barry
This bulletin analyzes the relationships between violent victimization and violent offending across a 2-year period, using data for 5,003 juveniles age 11-17 years who participated in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. The bulletin looks at victimization and offending experiences in subgroups of juveniles classified by age, gender, race, and level of physical development. It also identifies risk and protective factors for victimization and offending. Key conclusions and policy implications include that violent victimization is a warning signal for future violent offending among juveniles, and protecting juveniles against violent victimization may reduce overall levels of juvenile violence; because some groups are at higher risk than others for violent victimization, policies and programs aimed at preventing victimization may be more effective if they are focused on these groups; and violent victimization and violent offending share many of the same risk factors (e.g ., previous violent victimization and offending, drug and alcohol use, and depression), and many of these risk factors suggest opportunities for intervention. (Contains 22 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, At Risk Persons, Delinquency, Depression (Psychology), Drug Abuse, Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Victims of Crime, Violence
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