The International Self-Report Delinquency Study (ISRD)

An international collaborative study on delinquency, victimization, substance use among 7th, 8th and 9th graders

The ISRD study is an ongoing research study of delinquency and victimization among youth, using standardized instruments and data collection procedures.  The primary focus has been on Europe, but  the  ISRD study now includes a number of non-European countries (e.g., China, Cape Verde, Venezuela).

The ISRD study has two primary objectives:

  • -Observe and compare differences, similarities, and trends in offending and victimization between countries
  • -Explore and test theoretical issues related to juvenile delinquency and victimization, while maintaining relevance for policy purposes

Data were first collected in 1990-1991 among 13 countries (ISRD1), and in 2005-2007 in 31 countries (ISRD2).   The third data collection sweep (ISRD3) is currently on-going, with about 30 partners across the globe.

The ISRD study consists of a large international network of researchers, coordinated by the ISRD Steering Committee.

Researchers interested in joining the ISRD3 data collection sweep may contact Professor Ineke Haen Marshall (, or any of the members of the ISRD3 Steering Committee

Related links (coming soon):  Summary, ISRD3 Steering Committee, ISRD3 Participants, News, Publications, Instruments, Funding, Meetings, ISRD1, ISRD2, ISRD3.

See also the ISRD Manual:

Ineke Haen Marshall, Dirk Enzmann, Mike Hough, Martin Killias, Janne Kivivuori & Majone Steketee. 2013. International Self-Report Delinquency Project (ISRD) Program Manual: Background, development, and design.

The International Self-Report Delinquency Study Homepage

The ISRD website is based on the webserver of Northeastern University. The homepage will be used both for dissemination of information to the public, and for internal coordination of the ISRD network.

If you have relevant information you want to publish on this page, such as new publications, relevant conferences, or invitations to collaborative activities, please send this by e-mail to Ineke Haen Marshall (

  • Contact

    For information about the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University:

    Call (617) 373-3327