Birkbeck, CH, Morillo, S and Crespo, F 2010, 'Venezuela' , in: Juvenile Delinquency in Europe and Beyond. Results of the Second International Delinquency Self-Report Study , Springer, New York, pp. 385-398.

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Provides an overview of the administration and key findings of the Second International Self-Report Survey conducted in Venezuela in 2006. The sample comprised 2,395 secondary school students selected in the cities of Caracas and Mérida and in three small towns.In general, Venezuelan secondary school students appear to have quite low levels of delinquency, especially serious delinquency, or at least a low disposition to report such behaviours in a survey. While bivariate analysis identifies many significant variables, which describe adolescents’ interactions with peers, the nature of peer group activity, the perceptions of crime and deviance in the school or neighborhood, and the experience of victimization, multivariate analysis reveals that it is the deviant nature of peer and peer group activity, together with victimization, which (along with gender and socioeconomic level) emerge as the significant predictors of delinquent behaviour.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Junger-Tas, J, Killias, M, Marshall, IH, Enzmann, D, Stekete, M and Gruszczynska, B
Uncontrolled Keywords: Juvenile delinquency; Venezuela; Self-Report Surveys
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Publisher: Springer
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9780387959818
Funders: Universidad de Los Andes, Consejo de Desarrollo Científico, Humanístico y Tecnológico (CDCHT)
Depositing User: CH Birkbeck
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2010 13:56
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:46

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