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Farrington
Studied disrupted families as explanation for turning to crirme. Longitudinal study. Self-report. Interviewed over 40 years. Boys from state schools aged 8-9. Found that family was not the main contributing factor.
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Sutherland
Learning theory. Criminal behaviour is learnt. It is learnt through interaction. Teaches tools of the trade.
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Wikstrom and Tafel
Studied poverty and disadvantaged neighbourhoods. 2000 Year 10 students. Looked at official records and some students were interviewed. Self report. 44% males and 30% females had committed minor crime. 9% males and 3% females had committed serious.
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Evaluation
Social approach. Nurture approach. Useful. Reductionist. Self-Report.
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Intro
Suggests criminal behaviour can be influenced by social environ. and people around us. Takes into account family as well as social influences e.g. peer pressure.
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Learning theory. Criminal behaviour is learnt. It is learnt through interaction. Teaches tools of the trade.

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Sutherland

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Studied poverty and disadvantaged neighbourhoods. 2000 Year 10 students. Looked at official records and some students were interviewed. Self report. 44% males and 30% females had committed minor crime. 9% males and 3% females had committed serious.

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Social approach. Nurture approach. Useful. Reductionist. Self-Report.

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Suggests criminal behaviour can be influenced by social environ. and people around us. Takes into account family as well as social influences e.g. peer pressure.

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