Bullying and (re)offending: Results from three samples in the Netherlands

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  • Catrien Bijleveld,

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    1. Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    • Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, De Boelelaan 1077a, Amsterdam, P.O. Box 71304, 1008 BH Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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  • Victor Van der Geest,

    1. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid (hoofdgebouw VU) De Boelelaan 1105 1081 HV Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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  • Jan Hendriks

    1. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid (hoofdgebouw VU) De Boelelaan 1105 1081 HV Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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Abstract

Aim To investigate the relationship between bullying and (re)offending.

Method Carrying out bivariate analyses and multivariate analyses (controlling for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), parental abuse and neglect and impulsivity) on three large high-risk groups (male and female juveniles with serious behaviour problems and a group of juvenile sex offenders).

Results Only the relationship between bullying victimisation and re-offending in juvenile sex offenders is significant.

Conclusions Addressing bullying as a risk factor for re-offending seems important in treatment of juvenile sex offenders. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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