Turning To Crime – What Are The Causes of Criminal Behaviour?
1.3 Poverty & Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods
Socio-economic deprivation can be considered a possible explanation for the crime of theft. However, it is also important to remember to consider individual differences.
Most poor people choose not to steal.
Disadvantaged neighbourhoods are often associated to gangs but this links more clearly to the influence of peers.
Wikstrom and Tafel (2003) The Peterborough Study
Aims of the study:
To investigate the reasons behind why young people offend.
2000 students in year 10.
Participants were aged 14 – 15.
A cross-sectional study was carried out.
Data was taken…