G543 Forensic studies - Farrington and Wikstrom

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1. Wikstrom & Tafel's study focus?

  • Upbringing - Poverty and disdavantaged neighbourhoods
  • Upbringing - Learning from others
  • Cognition - Disrupted Families
  • Cognition - Criminal thinking patterns
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2. What were the key factors of the chronic offenders identified in Farrington's study?

  • Inadequate social skills, jealousy of others, growing up with body confidence issues
  • Impulsive and daring personality, growing up with a young mother, close family members already convicted of crimes
  • Naturally sensitive and irritable, growing up with an over-achieving sibling, peer pressure

3. Percentage of males and females that had committed a crime in Wikstrom & Tafel's study?

  • 20% males, 14% females
  • 45% males, 31% females
  • 50% males, 38% females
  • 73% males, 59% females

4. Sample size in Wikstrom & Tafel's study?

  • 2000
  • 3000
  • 2500
  • 1800

5. How long were the participans interviewed for in Farrington's study?

  • 24 years
  • 11 years
  • 32 years
  • 6 years

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