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Cycle of Violence Revisited

NCJ Number
184206
Date Published
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NIJ
Publication Series
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Summary
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A series of ongoing studies was conducted to examine the lives of 1,575 children identified in court cases who were victims of physical and sexual abuse and neglect during the 1967-1971 period.
Abstract
This NIJ Research Preview describes findings in a series of ongoing studies of the potential "cycle of violence" for young victims of abuse and neglect. Children identified in court cases as victims of physical and sexual abuse and neglect were tracked over time to examine risk factors, criminal justice interventions, and arrest rates as they grew into adulthood.
Date Created: September 23, 2010