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The aim of the study was to study a range of factors and to identify which are the most significant in predicting the future criminality of individuals.
Results: People who commit many crimes, commit a wide range of crimes. 45% of males had committed at least one of the studied crimes. 31% of females had committed at least one of the studied crimes. Offenders who commit crimes frequently tend to commit a wide range of crimes. Offenders are also more likely to be involved in alcohol and drug abuse. 9.8% of the males; 3.8% of the females had committed a serious crime of theft: Robbery, Burglary, Theft from a car, Theft of a car
Individuals with high protective factors are less likely to offend than those with low protective factors. Whereas, individuals with high risk factors are more likely to commit crime. Personality Factors:Poor Self-control, Low Shame, Antisocial Values Lifestyle Risk Factors:Time with peers in public settings, Drink and Drugs, Truanting from school Protective Factors: Strong family bond, Parental monitoring, School attendance
Participants: 1957 students from 13 state schools in the Peterborough area. The Students were aged between 14-15 years old.
Method: Questionaires was conducted in 2001-2002, the response rate was 92%. 20% of the original sample was interviewed about a weeks activities.
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