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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241278     Find in a Library
  Title: Victim-Offender Overlap and Fear of In-School Victimization: A Longitudinal Examination of Risk Assessment Models
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  Author(s): Chris Melde ; Finn-Aage Esbensen
  Journal: Crime & Delinquency  Volume:55  Issue:4  Dated:October 2009  Pages:499 to 525
  Date Published: 10/2009
  Page Count: 27
  Annotation: The authors examine the extent to which in-school victimization is associated with students’ perceived risk and fear of victimization.
  Abstract: Reports of serious violence in schools have raised general awareness and concern about safety in America’s schools. In this article, the authors examine the extent to which in-school victimization is associated with students’ perceived risk and fear of victimization. By expanding on Ferraro’s risk assessment framework, the current study explores the etiology of fear of in-school victimization using longitudinal data from 1,450 youth between the ages of 10 and 16. Along with prior literature, current findings suggest that victimization and fear are empirically distinct. By focusing educational material on the social determinates of victimization, school administrators may be able to simultaneously reduce fear among youth least likely to be victimized and instill a realistic level of fear among students most at-risk of future victimization. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
  Main Term(s): Violence ; Schools
  Index Term(s): Fear of crime ; Crime in schools ; Victimization risk ; NIJ grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2003-JN-FX-0003
  Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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