The psychometric properties of a self-report questionnaire concerning offline, digital and cyber offenses by Dutch youths

The psychometric properties of a self-report questionnaire concerning offline, digital and cyber offenses by Dutch youths

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Summary

The Youth Delinquency Survey investigates self-reported offending behaviour of 12- to 23-year old Dutchmen and -women. The survey is conducted every five years. A number of changes were introduced in the most recent publication of the monitor, with the most important change being the introduction of additional cyber-enabled and cyber-dependent offenses. Three topics are discussed:

  1. The psychometric properties of a self-report questionnaire concerning offline, digital and cyber offenses – the ‘core’ component of the Youth Delinquency Survey.
  2. The consequences of a change in assessment mode from CAPI/CASI to CAWI regarding the monitoring and self-report of juvenile offending behaviour.
  3. The use of the Youth Delinquency Survey as a means to estimate the absolute number of digital and cyber offenses committed by Dutch youths.

Publication data

Author(s):
Beerthuizen, M.G.C.J., Tollenaar, N., Laan, A.M. van der
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
2017
Series:
Cahiers 2017-04

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