Self-reported violent delinquency and the influence of neighbourhood, school and student characteristics

Fitzgerald, Robin (2009) Self-reported violent delinquency and the influence of neighbourhood, school and student characteristics. Crime and Justice Research Paper Series, 17: 1-20.

Author Fitzgerald, Robin
Title Self-reported violent delinquency and the influence of neighbourhood, school and student characteristics
Journal name Crime and Justice Research Paper Series
ISSN 1707-5203
ISBN 9781100130729
Publication date 2009-09-15
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 17
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Place of publication Ottawa, Canada
Publisher Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics
Language eng
Abstract This study examined the influence of school, neighbourhood and student characteristics on the likelihood of students committing violent delinquency. Based on data from the International Youth Survey (2006), findings indicated that there was significant variation in violent delinquency across Toronto schools. In part, this variation was explained by the school climate, or the perceived atmosphere in the school. In particular, a higher level of school capital (positive feeling toward the school) reduced students' chances of committing violent behaviour over and above any of their own risk factors. In contrast, the findings did not support the contention that the level of crime and/or socioeconomic disadvantage in the neighbourhoods surrounding schools had an influence on students' violent behaviour.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
 
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