- Cross-sectional study
- 2000 year 10 students from 13 state schools in Peterborough
- Interview & data collection. Questionnaires given. Quasi-random of 339 pupils of 2000 chosen for interview.
- Specifically looking at poverty and disadvantage (also police contact, cannabis use, mood disorders etc)
Selected key findings:
- 45% males and 30% females committed at leasr 1 of studies crimes (violence etc) during 2000.
- Tend to commit wide range of diff crimes.
- 1 in 8 reported to or caught by police for their last committed crime.
- Offenders more often drunk and more often use drunks than other youths.
Influence in leading to future criminal activity in youths:
- Individual characteristics and way lived lives.
- Key risk factors = weak family & school bonds,…