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Adolescent violence towards parents—Prevalence and characteristics using Australian Police Data

L Moulds, A Day, R Mayshak, H Mildred, P Miller

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology | SAGE | Published : 2019


Adolescent violence toward parents is a unique form of family violence which for many, including police personnel, challenges traditional views of parent–child relationship, and raises questions about victimization. There has been minimal research in Australia to date in this area, and knowledge about both prevalence rates and the characteristics of offenders and victims remains limited. This exploratory study utilized police data from four Australian States to document prevalence rates of reported offenses to police, and the characteristics of adolescent violence toward parents in Australia. Between 1% and 7% of family violence reported to the police is adolescent violence toward parents. T..

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