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Turning To Crime – What Are The Causes of Criminal Behaviour? Upbringing 1.1 Disrupted families  Many argue that the biggest influence on our behaviour is the family.  If someone in our family is a criminal, then we are also more likely to express criminal behaviour.  However, this is a very deterministic explanation as it ignores individual differences. Farrington (2006) The Cambridge study Aims of the study:  To track the start, duration and end of offending behaviour from childhood to adulthood in families.  Specifically to investigate the influence on criminal and antisocial behaviour of life events;  risk factors – factors which make criminal behaviour more likely to occur  protective factors - factors which prevent criminal behaviour  Intergenerational transmission - the occurrence of criminal behaviour through successive generations of the…


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