Age and Crime

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Home Office (2012)
Peak age for offending is 18 for males, 15 for females which suggest crime is committed by more young people. Deviance is closely linked to crime through edgework.
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Downes (1966)
Found limited evidence of subcultural values when studying WC youth in East London
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James Patrick (1973)
Glasgow gangs, found that gang territories sit within the poorest neighbourhoods.
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Stan Cohen (1970)
Folk devils and moral panics
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Collinson (1996)
Dismisses subcultural explanations, arguing that youth crime is primarily motivated by masculine pressures.
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Winlow and Hall (2006)
Violent night, using ethnography they found that high levels of alcohol led to violence
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Hirschi (1969)
Control theory- social bonds stop us committing crime
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Sampson and Laub (1990)
But adolescents loosen the bonds with parents (counter to Hirschi)
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Found limited evidence of subcultural values when studying WC youth in East London

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Downes (1966)

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Glasgow gangs, found that gang territories sit within the poorest neighbourhoods.

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Folk devils and moral panics

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