Journal article

Child maltreatment and criminal convictions in youth: The role of gender, ethnicity and placement experiences in an Australian population

Catia G Malvaso, Paul H Delfabbro, Andrew Day

CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES REVIEW | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

A number of previous studies have shown that out-of-home care (OHC) placement experiences can influence the pathway from maltreatment to offending, and that these pathways may differ depending on gender and ethnic backgrounds. Even though Australian welfare and justice systems are unique in terms of the over-representation of Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) young people, there have been few Australian longitudinal studies that explore the role of placement experiences in examinations of the maltreatment-offending association. The present study uses linked child protection and youth justice data for 17,671 young people and aims to provide insight into the way ethnicity, as ..

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