Toward a More Comprehensive Understanding of Peer Maltreatment : Studies of Relational Victimization

  title={Toward a More Comprehensive Understanding of Peer Maltreatment : Studies of Relational Victimization},
  author={Nicki R. Crick and Juan F. Casas and David A Nelson}
have highlighted the importance of increasing understanding of peer victimization so that people can intervene before troubled interactions escalate to fatal proportions. Interestingly, even in the cases that ended in serious physical injuries and death to the victims, perpetrators (or persons close to them) often cited relational slights (e.g., being excluded from salient social groups, which is one kind of rela-tional victimization) as significant motivating factors in their physically… CONTINUE READING

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