Upbringing

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Aim
To document the start, duration and end of offending behaviour from childhood to adulthood
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Design
A prospective longitudinal survey using interviews and criminal records
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Participants
411 boys aged 8-9
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Results
- No. of offences peaked at age 17 - Those criminals that started criminal behaviour earlier were more likely to be re-convicted - 7% were chronic offenders and shared common charactersitics such as convicted parents
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Conclusions
Early presentation in reducing offending could have a wide-range of benefits in reducing problems with relationships, employment etc.
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