G543 Forensic studies - Farrington and Wikstrom

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

  • 45% males, 31% females
  • 50% males, 38% females
  • 20% males, 14% females
  • 73% males, 59% females
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2. 3 factors explaining offending behaviour in Wikstrom & Tafel's study?

  • Independently affected, family orientated, peer pressured
  • Propensity induced, lifestyle dependent, situationally limited
  • Personality inspired, lifestyle predicted, environmentally trappe

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

  • 1800
  • 2000
  • 2500
  • 3000

4. 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

5. What was the age peak for 11 in every 100 participants to offend in Farrington's study?

  • aged 17
  • aged 23
  • aged 13
  • aged 21

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