Title

A Propensity Score Matching Approach for Exploring the Victim-offender Overlap

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

3-29-2016

Abstract

The relationship between victimization and offending is now well established. Research has shown, using comparative, cross-sectional, and longitudinal data, that victims are more likely to become offenders and vice-versa. To-date, a rigorous, quasi-experimental method has not yet been employed to estimate this effect of one variable on the other. This study uses propensity-score matching to investigate the robustness of the victim-offender overlap in a longitudinal, nationally-representative sample of adolescents. Results support the extant body of research on a victim-offender overlap.

Sponsorship/Conference/Institution

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting (ACJS)

Location

Denver, CO

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