Journal article

Modifiable Determinants of Youth Violence in Australia and the United States: A Longitudinal Study

Sheryl A Hemphill, Rachel Smith, John W Toumbourou, Todd I Herrenkohl, Richard F Catalano, Barbara J McMorris, Helena Romaniuk

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

Youth violence is a global problem. The major research into youth violence has been conducted in the United States (U.S.) and there has been little research to investigate whether the prevalence or predictors are similar in comparable Western countries like Australia. In the current paper, analyses are conducted using two waves of data collected as part of a cross-national longitudinal study of adolescent development in approximately 4000 students aged 12 to 16 years in Victoria, Australia and Washington State, U.S.. Students completed a self-report survey of problem behaviours including violent behaviour, as well as risk and protective factors across five domains (individual, family, peer, ..

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