Assessing the Influence of Neighbourhood Disadvantage on Violent Crime among Child Psychiatric Patients

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Assessing the Influence of Neighbourhood Disadvantage on Violent Crime among Child Psychiatric Patients

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dc.contributor.author Ivert, Anna-Karin
dc.contributor.editor Weisstub, David N.
dc.contributor.editor Paulus, Christoph
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-10T07:47:34Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-10T07:47:34Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 43-44 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13071
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study is to assess the effect of neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage on violent crime among a group of children and adolescents who attended Psychiatric Child and Youth Clinics in Stockholm, Sweden. Data is drawn from The Stockholm Child-psychiatric database, which consists of approximately 7600 children and adolescents who consulted the Psychiatric Child and Youth Clinics (PBU) in the county of Stockholm. The children were born in 1981-1989, and finished their contacts with the Psychiatric Child and Youth Clinics between 2003 and 2005. Using multilevel techniques, incidences of violent crime in police registers were related to characteristics of the neighbourhood where the children and adolescents lived. About 7 percent of the variance in violent crime incidents is found at the neighbourhood level. Controlling for individual characteristics reduces the between-neighbourhood variance, though a significant neighbourhood effect remains. When neighbourhood-level disadvantage is added to the model, the between-neighbourhood variance in incidence of violent crime is further reduced, but still significant. This implies that neighbourhood characteristics, in addition to individual characteristics, should be considered in the design and development of psychiatric care for children, and for the development of strategies to prevent future criminality. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher International Academy of Law and Mental Health en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Assessing the Influence of Neighbourhood Disadvantage on Violent Crime among Child Psychiatric Patients en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.relation.url http://www.ialmh.org/Berlin2011/Abstract%20Book%20-%20Berlin%20Final.pd en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en
dc.description.other International academy of law and mental health, Berlin, July 17-23, 2011. en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.ialmh.org/Berlin2011/Abstract%20Book%20-%20Berlin%20Final.pdf
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Abstracts of the XXXIInd International Congress on Law and Mental Health;
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