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NCJ Number: 208292 Find in a Library
Title: Correlates of Violent and Nonviolent Victimization in a Sample of Public High School Students
Journal: Violence and Victims  Volume:19  Issue:3  Dated:June 2004  Pages:303-320
Author(s): Richard A. Van Dorn
Editor(s): Roland D. Maiuro Ph.D.
Date Published: June 2004
Page Count: 18
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the extent to which student reports of violent and nonviolent victimization in public high schools was associated with the presence of hate-related words or symbols, the availability of drugs, and the presence of gangs.
Abstract: Though rates of school victimization have stabilized since 1993, rates of school victimization remain high. This study explored links between violent and nonviolent victimization and the presence of hate-related words and symbols, the availability of hard and soft drugs, and the presence of gangs while controlling for other putative factors. Data from the 1999 School crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) were utilized for the study. The results support and add to previous findings regarding adolescent victimization in general and shed new light on school-based victimization in particular. The research indicated that multiple factors, including the presence of hate-related words, the availability of drugs, and a presence of gangs were associated with both violent and nonviolent victimization. Based on the results, meaningful differences were identified between violently and nonviolently victimized public high school students and their counterparts who experienced no victimization at school. Study implications and limitations are presented and discussed. References
Main Term(s): Crime in schools
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances; Gang violence; Gangs; Hate Crimes; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Public schools; School influences on crime; Schools; Victimization; Victims of violent crime
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