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International Self-Report Delinquency Study (ISRD)

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Project Summary:

In this project, Professor Ineke Haen Marshall and her international research team are collecting self-report survey data on victimization and offending from approximately 1,800 13-17 year olds in about 40 countries, including the US. The primary goals of the project are to observe and compare differences, similarities, and trends in offending and victimization between countries,  to explore and test theoretical issues related to juvenile delinquency and victimization, and developing policy recommendations.  

Project Description:

This ongoing international, collaborative study started in 1992 (ISRD1); this standardized school-based survey is currently underway for the fourth time (ISRD4) (2020-2023) with about 40 countries participating. ISRD4 supplements the school-based survey of 13 to 17 year olds with an internet-based sample of 16-17 year-olds.  The data will be analyzed to detect international similarities and differences with regard to victimization and offending, and the role of young people’s attitudes, immigration status, identity, experiences at home, school, and neighborhood, with focus on the link between online and offline offending and victimization. The research team is currently analyzing the 67,000 surveys collected in ISRD3 (2012-2019).

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