Juvenile Delinquency in Europe and Beyond

Results of the Second International Self-Report Delinquency Study

  • Josine Junger-Tas
  • Ineke Haen Marshall
  • Dirk  Enzmann
  • Martin Killias
  • Majone Steketee
  • Beata Gruszczynska

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Western Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 12-12
    2. Josine Junger-Tas, Ineke Haen Marshall, Dirk Enzmann, Martin Killias, Majone Steketee, Beata Gruszczynska
      Pages 1-11
    3. Josine Junger-Tas, Majone Steketee, Marit Moll
      Pages 15-28
    4. Nicole Vettenburg, Claire Gavray, Michel Born
      Pages 29-46
    5. Dirk Enzmann
      Pages 47-64
    6. Catherine Blaya
      Pages 65-77
    7. Martin Killias, Marcelo F. Aebi, Leslie Herrmann, Carine Dilitz, Sonia Lucia
      Pages 79-95
    8. Günter P. Stummvoll, Ingrid Kromer, Isabella Hager
      Pages 97-109
  3. Anglo-Saxon countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 110-110
    2. Jessica Breen, Ursula Manning, Ian O’Donnell, David O’Mahony, Mairead Seymour
      Pages 113-123
    3. Josée Savoie
      Pages 125-137
    4. USA
      Ineke Haen Marshall, Ni He
      Pages 139-157
  4. Northern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 158-158
    2. Venla Salmi, Janne Kivivuori
      Pages 161-172
    3. Jonas Ring, Lina Andersson
      Pages 173-190
    4. David W. M. Sorensen, Nanna Gabrielsen
      Pages 191-202
  5. Mediterranean countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 202-202
    2. Silvia M. Mendes, Susana Carvalho
      Pages 205-211
    3. Cristina Rechea Alberola, Raquel Bartolomé Gutiérrez
      Pages 213-226
    4. Uberto Gatti, Giovanni Fossa, Barbara Gualco, Fabrizio Caccavale, Adolfo Ceretti, Rosagemma Ciliberti et al.
      Pages 227-244
    5. Andreas Kapardis
      Pages 245-251
  6. Eastern and Central European countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 252-252
    2. Anna Markina, Jüri Saar
      Pages 255-265
    3. Svetlana Justickaja, Vaidas Kalpokas, Laura Ūselė
      Pages 267-278
    4. Jacek Czabański, Beata Gruszczynńska, Marek Marczewski, Andrzej Siemaszko
      Pages 279-292
    5. Jiri Burianek, Zuzana Podana
      Pages 293-309
    6. Orsolya Bolyky, Csaba Gyory, Klara Kerezsi, Katalin Parti, Eszter Sarik
      Pages 311-325
    7. Bojan Dekleva, Spela Razpotnik
      Pages 327-340
    8. Muhamed Budimlić, Almir Maljević, Elmedin Muratbegović
      Pages 341-358
    9. Alexei Konnov, Alexander Makarov, Margarita Pozdnyakova, Rustem Safin, Alexander Salagaev
      Pages 359-368
    10. Anna Margaryan, Ara Gabuzyan
      Pages 369-382
  7. Latin-American countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 382-382
    2. Christopher Birkbeck, Solbey Morillo, Freddy Crespo
      Pages 385-398
    3. Frank Bovenkerk, Ton Wolf
      Pages 399-407
    4. Tim Boekhout van Solinge, Marije Wouters, Mirjam Siesling, Liza Chong, Mirjam Corsel
      Pages 409-422
    5. Josine Junger-Tas, Ineke Haen Marshall, Dirk Enzmann, Martin Killias, Majone Steketee, Beata Gruszczynska
      Pages 423-427
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 429-434

About this book


Juvenile Delinquency in Europe and Beyond: Results of the Second International Self-Report Delinquency Study presents the status of juvenile crime and delinquency and its backgrounds in many of the European Union member states as well as in the United States, Canada, Venezuela and Surinam. The book includes information on key issues in juvenile delinquency such as victimization of young people, alcohol and drug use and its relation to juvenile crime, involvement in youth gangs, immigration, family and school and neighborhood situations. It provides insight into different views on what can be considered juvenile crime; what acts are subsumed in its definition and when we can speak about structural delinquent behavior.

These insights are based on self-reported information systematically and simultaneously collected from about 70,000 12-15 year old youths in 28 countries. Until recently, the self-report methodology has not been applied on such a large scale in an international context. The results of this survey provide new and unexpected data about those young people who structurally commit criminal acts, as well as on the frequency of the behavior and the conditions that have an impact on offending.

The wealth of descriptions and insights in delinquency of all these countries will be of great interest to scholars, students and practitioners because of the special character of the publication; it is a book of reference to everyone interested in the backgrounds of juvenile delinquency.



Comparative criminology Crime Cross-national studies Ethnic minorities and Crim Juvenile delinquency Juvenile risk behaviour Juvenile victimization Self-report surveys Substance abuse comparative survey methodology gang social control theory theory-testing

Editors and affiliations

  • Josine Junger-Tas
    • 1
  • Ineke Haen Marshall
    • 2
  • Dirk  Enzmann
    • 3
  • Martin Killias
    • 4
  • Majone Steketee
    • 5
  • Beata Gruszczynska
    • 6
  1. 1.Willem Pompe InstituteUniversity of UtrechtUtrechtNetherlands
  2. 2.Dept. SociologyNortheastern UniversityBostonU.S.A.
  3. 3.Universität HamburgHamburgGermany
  4. 4.Kriminologisches InstitutUniversität ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  5. 5.Verwey-Jonker InstituutUtrechtNetherlands
  6. 6.Fac. Law & AdministrationUniversity of WarsawWarszawaPoland

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