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|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Janet M Currie; Erdal Tekin; National Bureau of Economic Research.
|Description:||1 online resource (1 volume).|
|Series Title:||Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research), no. 12171.|
|Responsibility:||Janet Currie, Erdal Tekin.|
Abstract: We find that maltreatment approximately doubles the probability of engaging in many types of crime. Low SES children are both more likely to be mistreated and suffer more damaging effects. Boys are at greater risk than girls, at least in terms of increased propensity to commit crime. Sexual abuse appears to have the largest negative effects, perhaps justifying the emphasis on this type of abuse in the literature. Finally, the probability of engaging in crime increases with the experience of multiple forms of maltreatment as well as the experience of Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation.