Psychology - Turning To Crime - Upbringing - Farrington

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  • Farrington - Disrupted Families.
    • Method
      • Longitudinal study, over 40 years of interviews
        • Self-report
    • Procedure
      • - 411 boys aged 8-9 - Taken from registers of 6 state schools in East London. - Mainly white working class. - All from 397 diff families (14 brothers & 5 sets of twins) - Last interviewed age 48, 394 still alive, 365 interviewed (93%)
    • Results
      • - Age 48, 404 individuals were searched in criminal records, 161 had convictions. - Those who's criminal careers started age 10-13 were nearly all reconvicted (91%) and committed on average 9 crimes. - Number of offenders and offences peaked at age 17.
        • Conclusion - Offenders tend to be deviant in many aspects of their lives. Most important risk factors are criminality in family, poverty & poor school performances.
    • Background
      • Family & family life can have a big impact on how an individual develops. So if a family is disrupted in some way, it is likely to impact on the child. Therefore this adds on to a factor of why children may turn to crime. Researchers have found that factors such as large families and poverty can influence on an individual turning to crime.

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