age and crime

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  • Age
    • highest age to commit - young - peak age - 15-18 - males > likely
      • young over-rep in crime stats
        • half convicted under 21 found half secondary school students admitted to having broke the law
  • control theory (Hirschi)
    • crim & dev activity = > likely when indivs bond to soc = weakened e.g. soc integ
      • e.g. period of status f can weaken - are temporarily displaced by peer group where dev become means of achie status & respect from peers
    • Age
      • highest age to commit - young - peak age - 15-18 - males > likely
        • young over-rep in crime stats
          • half convicted under 21 found half secondary school students admitted to having broke the law
    • EVAL
      • merely assumes that soc relationships, pers inv & beliefs that discourage del are soc cont

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