Farrington - Disrupted families

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What were the 3 aims in Farrington's study?
Document start, duration+end of offending behaviour from childhood to adulthood in families. Investigate influence of life events+family backgrounds. Identify risks+factors predicting offending+antisocial behaviour.
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What was the design of the study?
Longitudinal survey over 40 years. Data gathered via interviews with participants.
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Who were the participants in Farrington's study?
411 boys aged 8-9 in 6 state schools in South London. Mainly white, working class boys.
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Who were the participants 40 years later?
394 of original 411 still alive, only 365 were interviewed.
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Who are persisters?
People who offended before and after their 21st birthdays were known as persisters. Found to share common characteristics.
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What results were found about self-reported crimes?
Self-reported crimes not covered by official statistics (not caught or convicted) show 93% of sample claimed to have committed at least 1 crime during their lives.
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What was said about boys who committed crimes between aged 10 and 13?
If crimes committed between aged 10 and 13, reoffending rates were 9/10, with 91% having more than 1 conviction.
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What was a positive correlation found between?
Those who had a convicted parent and the persisters. Those who had parents not convicted were less likely to be involved in crime.
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What were persisters found to be?
Highly daring, a delinquent sibling, young mother, low popularity, disrupted/large family.
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How many people had had convictions at age 48?
Out of 404 individuals searched for a criminal record, 161 had criminal convictions.
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What was concluded about the most important risk factors?
Most important were criminality in family, poverty, impulsiveness, poor child rearing, poor school performance.
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What was concluded about the effects of early prevention?
Early prevent can reduce offending behaviour and will also reduce problems in accommodation, relationships, employment, aggressive behaviour, alcohol and drug abuse.
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