María Verónica Jimeno Jiménez
University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Intrafamilial victimisation during childhood and the development of antisocial and/or criminal behaviour in adolescence.

Participants: Beatriz Ortega Vidal, Carmen María León, Mª Verónica Jimeno Jiménez, Mª Francis Campayo

Dysfunctional families can be one of the main risk factors associated with behavioural problems in children, such as aggression and antisocial behaviour. Moreover, these problems are of particular importance as they may continue into adolescence and even adulthood. Trajectories of violence in children are associated with poor parenting practices, high parental negativity, lack of emotional attachment and low cohesion and support in family relationships. Children who grow up in unstable, insecure, aggressive and hostile environments, suffering some form of maltreatment (i.e. emotional, physical, sexual abuse and/or neglect), are more likely to develop severe psychological and adaptive disturbances during adolescence and adulthood. This symposium will consist of a series of papers presenting the findings of different research studies that address the study of intrafamilial victimisation processes suffered during childhood and their influence on the development of antisocial and/or delinquent behaviours in adolescence.

Degree in Pedagogy from the Universitat de València in 2004. Subsequently, she specialised in Applied Psychology (2012) with a Master's Degree in Research at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), followed by a PhD in Psychology from the UCLM (2016). She is a member of the Centre for Research in Criminology at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, where she directs the Victimology Research Line (@LiV).

His research focuses on variables related to Victimology, with special interest in the role of victimisation processes experienced during childhood and the development of antisocial behaviour in adolescence. Her previous research has focused on attachment, maltreatment, victimology in childhood and adolescence and the affective, social and autobiographical consequences of child maltreatment in adolescents.

She is currently Vice-Dean of Criminology at the Faculty of Law in Albacete and her professional activity is carried out as an Interim Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, attached to the Faculty of Law (Criminology), Albacete. She teaches on the Master's Degree in Criminology and Juvenile Delinquency Research and on the Bachelor's Degree in Criminology at the UCLM. In terms of research activity, she belongs to the Cognitive Psychology Research Group at the UCLM.



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