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The Violent Victimization of Children, Adolescents, Adults, and the Elderly: Situational Characteristics and Victim Injury

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This study explores the nature and outcome of violent incidents experienced by child, adolescent, adult, and elderly victims. Data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) are used to determine whether there are differences in the situational characteristics—including location, time of day, weapons, and the victim–offender relationship—of violent victimization experiences across the 4 age groups, including whether situational characteristics influence the likelihood of victim injury. Results indicate that victim injury is most prevalent among adult victims and that the situational characteristics of violent incidents vary by victim age, as do the correlates of victim injury. These findings suggest that of the nature of violent victimization should be examined within the context of victim age, and supports research by scholars who have proposed a model of developmental victimology to identify age-specific victimization patterns.
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Keywords: AGE; VICTIM INJURY; VICTIMIZATION; VIOLENCE

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 2017

This article was made available online on January 27, 2017 as a Fast Track article with title: "The Violent Victimization of Children, Adolescents, Adults, and the Elderly: Situational Characteristics and Victim Injury".

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