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ERIC Number: EJ929243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Individual-Level Risk Factors for Gun Victimization in a Sample of Probationers
Wells, William; Chermak, Steven
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v26 n11 p2143-2164 Jul 2011
Interventions aimed at preventing the important problem of gun injuries could be improved with an understanding of whether there are unique factors that place individuals at an increased risk of gun victimization. Much remains to be known about the victims of gun violence. The purpose of this article is to assess whether there are individual-level variables uniquely related to the likelihood of experiencing a gun victimization in a sample of probationers, individuals already at a heightened risk for criminal victimization. Self-report data were collected from 235 felony probationers about, for instance, gun and nongun victimization, gang involvement, and drug sales. Results show different variables are related to nongun victimization and gun victimization. In the current sample, involvement in gun crimes are linked to an increased risk of gun victimization. Violent offending and residential stability are associated with an increased chance of crime victimization. (Contains 3 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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