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Invited Address: Street Killings: Prediction of Homicide Offenders and Their Victims

NCJ Number
Journal of Youth and Adolescence Volume: 42 Issue: 11 Dated: November 2013 Pages: 1640-1650
Rolf Loeber; Lia Ahonen
Date Published
November 2013
11 pages
This article presents the study of homicide offenders and their victims.
The article reports on childhood predictors (explanatory, behavioral and offenses) to predict homicide offenders in the longitudinal Pittsburgh Youth Study, and compares these predictors with predictors of homicide victims in the same study. This forms the basis for formulating antecedents that are shared between homicide offenders and homicide victims at a young age (ages 7-11) and antecedents that are not shared or are unique for each. Implications of the research are highlighted for early intervention and for interventions with high-risk offenders. Abstract published by arrangement with Springer.