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A Global Perspective on Young People as Offenders and Victims | Ineke Marshall

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Ineke Marshall, Professor of Sociology and Criminology and Criminal Justice

Dirk Enzmann, Faculty of Law, Institute of Criminal Sciences, University of Hamburg

Mike Hough, Visiting Professor, School of Law, University of London

Janne Kivivouri, Professor of Criminology, Institute of Criminology and Legal Policy, University Helsinki

Majone Steketee, Chairman, Board of Directors, Verwey-Jonker Institute

Martin Killias, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Law, University of Lausanne

This brief presents the first major release of findings from the Third International Self-Report Delinquency Study (ISRD3). ISRD is a major international research collaboration that now covers some 35 countries. It surveys young people aged 12 to 16 in their schools, asking about their experience of crime – both as offenders and as victims – and about their attitudes to crime and justice and about their home and school life. ISRD1 was carried out in 1991-1992 and ISRD2 in 2006-2008. ISRD findings presented here cover the 27 ISRD3 countries for which data are already available, with a total sample approaching 63,000 young people. For most of these countries, the samples are drawn from two major cities.

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