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Are abused children more likely to offend later in life?
Information on the phenomenon known as the "cycle of violence" is available in the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) publications, An Update on the Cycle of Violence and Childhood Victimization: Early Adversity, Later Psychopathology. To learn more, visit the OJJDP-funded National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence Web site. For additional information, visit the Child Abuse and Sexual Abuse and Children Exposed to Violence sections of our Web site.
Last Updated: 11/13/2012
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