Anti social behaviour

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Farrington 1995- anti social behaviour

Aim: To investigate anti social behaviour in males from childhood to the age of 50

Method: Longitudual study of 411 males (8-50yrs old) deprived areas of inner london. Parents and teachers were all interviewed and family criminal records checked.

Results: 41% were convicted of at least one offence between the age of 10 and 50 (factors for offending were criminal behaviour in the family, low school and achievement,poverty and poor parenting)

Conclusions: Situational factors lead to the development of anti social behaviour

Evaluation:- longitudinal study attrition?

- not a controlled study which factor of the ones identified was the most important? also biological factors were not investigated

- all male pps

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