The Health Consequences of Victimization

Authored by: Chad Posick , Kalynn Gruenfelder

Routledge International Handbook of Delinquency and Health

Print publication date:  August  2019
Online publication date:  August  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367256920
eBook ISBN: 9780429289194
Adobe ISBN:


 Download Chapter



Exposure to victimization is associated with significant and often severe negative health consequences making it a pertinent public health issue. In this chapter, we discuss the impact of victimization on mental, physical, and behavioral health. The significant link that brain structure and function plays on the association between exposure to victimization and health consequences is covered at length. We conclude the chapter with a discussion of the evidence-based programs and practices that are shown to be successful in preventing and intervening in violence exposure.

Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.