Attitudes Towards Juvenile Offenders in Serbia - an Exploratory Study

Karić, Tijana (2021) Attitudes Towards Juvenile Offenders in Serbia - an Exploratory Study. Zbornik Instituta za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja, XL (1). pp. 51-68. ISSN 0350-2694

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In this study, we explored the attitudes of the general public towards juvenile offenders. Participants (N=1264), aged 18-87 (M=34), responded to a 17-item scale created based on public comments to news about juvenile offending on news portals and social media. Sociodemographic characteristics were also collected. The analysis revealed three interpretable factors: Fatalistic view, Accountability, and Family factors. The highest scores were obtained on the Accountability and the lowest on the Fatalistic view factor. Older participants, participants who are married, those who are parents, men, lower educated, and participants from rural areas hold harsher attitudes towards juvenile offenders. Those who have not had contact with juvenile offenders tend to attribute more responsibility to family factors. Of those who have been in contact with juvenile offenders, those who have higher scores on Fatalistic view and Accountability describe the contact as more negative

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=39184649
Uncontrolled Keywords: juvenile offenders, delinquency, punishment, family factors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: iksi iksi
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2021 11:37
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2023 13:53

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