Victim abusers

2nd June 1995 at 01:00
The majority of children who murder or commit violent crimes have been the victims of abuse or trauma themselves, according to new research.

Gwyneth Boswell, of the University of East Anglia's social work school, found more than 90 per cent of offenders aged 10 to 17 years had experienced abuse or the loss of a parent or carer in early life.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today