This study examined the extent of victimization and delinquency in the past year among 962 junior and senior high school students in a large Canadian city.
The incidence of having a weapon at school was also investigated.
Further, relationships between victimization, delinquency, and weapon possession were explored.
The prevalence of self-reported victimization was found to be high, both while the youths were at school and while not at school.
Except for victimization of a sexual nature, males reported higher rates of victimization, in and out of school, than did females.
In general, younger students reported higher rates of victimization at school than did older students.
In addition, over half of the students reported engaging in some form of delinquent behavior within the past year.
Males, as compared with females, were more likely to report engaging in a variety of delinquent behaviors.
Interestingly, students in grade 9 were more likely to report delinquent behaviors than were students in other grades.
Students who reported moderate/high levels of delinquency were more likely to report moderate/high levels of victimization, and students who reported no delinquency were more likely to report no victimization.
Mots-clés Pascal : Délinquance juvénile, Arme, Victimologie, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Sexe, Milieu urbain, Environnement social, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Adolescent, Homme, Trouble comportement social
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Juvenile delinquency, Weapon, Victimology, Incidence, Epidemiology, Mental health, Sex, Urban environment, Social environment, Canada, North America, America, Adolescent, Human, Social behavior disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0456878
Code Inist : 002B18C04. Création : 22/03/2000.