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National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 153258     Find in a Library
Title: Child Victimizers: Violent Offenders and Their Victims
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): L A Greenfield
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 32
  Annotation: Data from a nationally representative sample of State inmates in 1991 and from homicide statistics from law enforcement agencies form the basis of this analysis of the most serious types of child abuse and child victimization, in which the child was murdered or the offender was incarcerated.
Abstract: The analysis revealed that most inmates whose victims were under age 18 had committed some form of sexual assault or child molestation. The victims were typically children whom they had known, not randomly selected strangers. Nearly one-third of those sentenced to State prisons for violence against children had victimized their own child or a stepchild. Ninety-seven percent of the offenders who committed violent crimes against children were male. Offenders who had victimized children were on average, 5 years older than violent offenders who had victimized adults. The child victimizers were also substantially more likely than those with adult victims to have been physically or sexually abused when they were children, although the majority of violent offenders, regardless of victim age, did not have a history of such abuse. About 6 in 10 offenders who victimized children had previously served sentences to probation or incarceration, and 1 in 4 had a prior history of violence. Tables, figures, and map
Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Child molesters ; Victim-offender relationships ; Juvenile victims ; Child fatalities
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Survey
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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