Journal article

'Fighting' for survival: A systematic review of physically violent behavior perpetrated and experienced by homeless young people

Jessica A Heerde, Sheryl A Hemphill, Kirsty E Scholes-Balog

AGGRESSION AND VIOLENT BEHAVIOR | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

Objectives: This systematic review appraises published studies reporting associations between homelessness, perpetration of physically violent behavior and experience of victimization due to others' physically violent behavior, among young people. Methods: A comprehensive systematic search of psychology, sociology, and health electronic databases, including PsycInfo and SocIndex was conducted. Search terms examined (a) homeless youth, (b) perpetration of physically violent behavior, and (c) experience of victimization due to others' physically violent behavior. Results: Twenty-nine studies met the inclusion criteria. Findings showed homeless youth report engaging in physically violent behavi..

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