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Violent victimisation across the life course: moving a 'victim careers' agenda forward

Author(s) Tillyer, Skubak Marie
Title Violent victimisation across the life course: moving a "victim careers" agenda forward
Source Criminal and Justice Behavior, vol. 41, no. 5, May 2014, pp. 593-612
Date 2014
Document type Journal article
SummaryThe study focuses on the patterns of violent victimisation across the life course and how repeat victimisation increases the likelihood of future victimisation. The present study analyses four sets of data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health in order to examine violent victimisation in relation to prevalence, onset and persistence during earlier stages of life and whether these relationships are seen to be independent of current violent offending. The study found that there was a correlation between violent victimisation in adolescence and an increase in vulnerability in adulthood. The study also states the need for future research and the importance of moving forward with a victim careers agenda.
Keywords Violent victimisation; life course; victim careers; repeat victimisation
Topic Victimisation