De overdracht van gewelddadige delinquentie tussen drie generaties mannen

S.G.A. van de Weijer, C.C.J.H. Bijleveld, A.A.J. Blokland

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The transmission of violent delinquency between men from three consecutive generations is examined. Men with violent fathers are shown to have an increased risk to become violent offenders. This transmission of violent delinquency is larger than the transmission of non-violent delinquency. Moreover, it is shown that the timing of the paternal violent crime plays an important role in the intergenerational transmission of violent delinquency. The results are more in line with dynamic theories than with static theories. Though, more research is necessary to examine the precise mechanisms behind the intergenerational transmission of violent delinquency.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)244-259
Number of pages16
JournalTijdschrift voor Criminologie
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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