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Risk factors that influence the maltreatment-offending association: A systematic review of prospective and longitudinal studies

CG Malvaso, PH Delfabbro, A Day

Aggression and Violent Behavior | Published : 2016


The association between exposure to maltreatment during childhood or adolescence and subsequent delinquent or offending behaviors has been repeatedly documented in the scientific literature. Despite this, the nature of this relationship remains unclear and, in particular, whether problematic behavior arises directly as a result of the maltreatment, other co-existing risk factors or an interaction between maltreatment and these risk factors. This systematic review aims to organize evidence on this topic in relation to an ecological perspective that encompasses the multi-faceted nature of the maltreatment-offending association. A final pool of 62 studies were included in the qualitative synthe..

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