Wikstrom: The Peterborough Youth Study

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Wikstrom: The Peterborough Youth Study

Design: A cross-sectional study 

Sample: nearly 200 participants aged 14-15 

Methodolgy: Interview and data collection 

Selected findings: 

- Nearly 50% of males had comitted at least one of the studied crimes (violence, vandalism, burglary, theft of and from cars)

- High frequency offenders tend to have a wide range of different crimes 


There are three types of offenders: 

1. Propensity-induced (personalit characteristics cause crime) 2. Life-style dependent (highly dependent on lifestyle) 3. Situational limited (occassionally offend because they are exposed to it) 

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