Journal article

A descriptive study of juvenile family violence: Data from intervention order applications in a Childrens Court

Rosemary Purcell, Gennady N Baksheev, Paul E Mullen

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LAW AND PSYCHIATRY | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

There is increasing recognition that family violence may be perpetrated by juveniles against their parents and siblings, however empirical research regarding the nature and causes of such violence is relatively limited. This study examines juvenile family violence in the context of an Intervention Order (IO) being sought against a relative aged 18years or less. All cases over a 3-year period involving an IO application in a major metropolitan Children's Court in Australia were analysed (n=438). The majority of applicants/victims were parents (78%) and to a lesser extent siblings (11%) and other relatives (9%). Most parents who sought applications were mothers (63%) and one-parent households ..

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