The Many Faces of Youth Crime

Contrasting Theoretical Perspectives on Juvenile Delinquency across Countries and Cultures
PublicatiesGepubliceerd op: 01-01-11
This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of the second International Self-Report Delinquency study (ISRD-2). An earlier volume, Juvenile Delinquency in Europe and Beyond (Springer, 2010) focused mainly on the findings with regard to delinquency, victimization and substance use in each of the individual participating ISRD-2 countries. The Many Faces of Youth Crime is based on analysis of the merged data set and has a number of unique features, such as:
  • The analyses are based on an unusually large number of respondents (about 67,000 7th, 8th and 9th graders) collected by researchers from 31 countries;
  • It includes reports on the characteristics, experiences and behaviour of first and second generation migrant youth from a variety of cultures;
  • It is one of the first large-scale international studies asking 12-16 year olds bout their victimization experiences (bullying, assault, robbery, theft).

The book consists of 12 chapters, which also may be read individually by those interested in particular  special topics (for instance, the last chapter should be of special interest to policy makers). The material is presented in such a way that it is accessible to more advanced students, researchers and scholars in a variety of fields, such as criminology, sociology, deviance, social work, comparative methodology, youth studies, substance use studies, and victimology.

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