age amd crime

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  • Created by: ishah
  • Created on: 09-04-14 14:35
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  • Age and crime
    • youth male commit crime most
      • both genders have peak
    • self-report studies
      • same as statistics & age-crime curve
    • official statistics
      • 19yrs - peak crime males
        • 15 - peak females
      • common crime - theft, drugs, violence
      • EVAL
        • accurate on specific crimes
        • small proportion of offenders
    • control theory
      • strong social bonds
      • EVAL
        • crime rates rose 20th cent
        • cant explain decline in crime
    • independence & status
      • seek respect and independence
        • get older no need
      • EVAL
        • doesn't take account of eco factors

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