This ‘Perspectives’ paper outlines and explores factors contributing to youth offending in military-connected children.
Early youth offending, including violent behaviour and delinquency, are risk factors for serious criminal behaviour and social, educational, and health problems in youth and later adulthood. On average, a serious and persistent youth offender costs society between US$1,000,000 and US$5,000,000. Thus, youth offending presents a serious problem for not only the child themselves, but also for parents, peers, victims, and the wider community.
Williamson, V., Sullivan, K., Castro, C. and Fear, N. T., 2020. Youth offending in military-connected children. Available at: <https://jmvfh.utpjournals.press/doi/10.3138/jmvfh-2018-0050>.