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KeyStudy3:Wikstrom and Tafel-The peterborough Youth Study

Aim:To investigate why young people offend.


  • Cross-sectional study on 2000 from 13 state schools
  • year 10 students from Peterborough
  • Aged 14-15
  • Data collected from offical records and the students were interviewed.


  • 44.8% of males and 30.6% of females had committed at least one crime during the year 2000.
  • 9.8% of males and 3.8% of females had committed a serious crime of theft.
  • one in eight were reported to or caught by the police for their last offence.
  • Offenders are victimised more often than non-offenders.
  • Offenders…


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