Which characteristics in children (10 through 15 years old) are correlated with High Impact Crime careers later in life?

Which characteristics in children (10 through 15 years old) are correlated with High Impact Crime careers later in life?

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Summary

High impact crime (HIC) severely and negatively impacts the well- and safe-being of victims, and includes offenses such as violence, robbery and burglary. Hence, preventing HIC is one of the top priorities of policymakers and law enforcement officials. The current study investigates which characteristics in children (10 through 15 years old) are correlated with HIC careers later in life, as to provide starting points for youth prevention measures.
Besides determining who are likely to become HIC offenders, it is also important to determine which high risk youth eventually do not become HIC offenders. Put differently, what are risk factors in childhood and early adolescence for HIC in later adolescence and young adulthood? And what protective factors in high risk youth supress or prevent the development of HIC?

Publication data

Author(s):
Beerthuizen, M.G.C.J., Leijsen, E.M.C. van, Laan, A.M. van der
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
2019
Series:
Cahiers 2019-15

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