ERIC Number: EJ825320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
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Delinquent Development in Dutch Childhood Arrestees: Developmental Trajectories, Risk Factors and Co-Morbidity with Adverse Outcomes during Adolescence
van Domburgh, L.; Vermeiren, R.; Blokland, A. A. J.; Doreleijers, Th. A. H.
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v37 n1 p93-105 Jan 2009
Heterogeneity of re-offending patterns was studied in a group of 287 male early onset offenders who were first arrested before age 12. By combining data on the frequency and severity of offending as registered by the police over a 5-year follow-up period, three delinquent trajectories were identified; low, escalating, and high level re-offenders. Predicting group membership by individual and environmental characteristics known to the police at the time of the first arrest proved difficult. Compared to low level re-offenders, escalators were older and more often came from disadvantaged neighborhoods. High level re-offenders were also older at onset, more often had a non-Western ethnic background, and initially committed more vandalism. Furthermore, at the first police encounter, the police reacted more severely towards those who later became high level re-offenders. Finally, high and escalating re-offenders more often had other adverse outcomes, such as criminal victimization and Child Welfare Agency involvement.
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Group Membership, Delinquency, Child Welfare, Risk, At Risk Persons, Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Males, Prediction, Individual Characteristics, Police, Age Differences, Disadvantaged, Ethnicity, Crime, Public Agencies, Victims of Crime
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands