Questions and Answers Relating to:
JUVENILE VICTIMS AND THEIR PERPETRATORS
John (Jack) P. O'Connell
Director, Delaware Statistical Analysis Center, Dover, DE.
Jack has been involved in state level criminal justice research for
over 20 years. His agency provides the Governor, legislature and
criminal justice agencies with research, analysis and projections
relating to criminal justice issues. The Center also analyzes the
impact of proposed legislation on criminal justice system
operations. Jack and his staff are frequent presenters at national
conferences on topics including community policing, juvenile
justice, crime and corrections analysis and projections as well as
sentencing guideline initiatives.
The Delaware Statistical Analysis Center has for some years had the
opportunity to provide analysis relating to relationship between
victims and their perpetrators. The study JUVENILE VICTIMS and
THEIR PERPETRATORS, goes beyond the simple victim to offender
relationship. Within the scope of examining the circumstances
surrounding juvenile victims, first time descriptive statistics
relating to the age and gender relationships are provided across
ten types of crime. The ten crimes are aggregates based on 48
separate state criminal statutes. This construct allowed for some
unique analysis of juvenile victims. For example, we are able to
isolate the proportion of the perpetrators that were adults versus
juveniles, and if the perpetrators were juveniles, whether or not
the perpetrator was an older youth, a peer in terms of age, or a
younger youth. In addition, cross-gender victimization was
studied. Each of the ten crime groups results in separate and
distinctive pattern of juvenile victimization.
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