- Created by: Majid
- Created on: 27-12-12 13:45
Turning to Crime - Upbringing - Evaluation (2)
F - both genetic and environmental (if crime runs in family could be genetic as well as a role model).
S - states people turn to crime due to their peers (Nature)
W&T - Focuses on youth's behavioural contexts (lifestyle-routines) and their individual characteristics, and especially interaction between the two.
F - Longitudinal study - allows development of crim behaviour over a long period of time to be observed.
Qual and Quan data collected ... richness of data to allow comparisons between participants.
S - Just a theory - useful explanation of crime inition not continuation - theory criticised for vaguness and poorly operationalised
W&T - Cross-sectional - gives snapshot of individual's life rather than studying development of behviour over time also no cause and effect e.g. can't say being sit ltd caused them to turn to crime