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  • Wilkstrom 2003
  • Poverty
  • Disadvantage
  • Substance Abuse
  • 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.
  • CONCUSION
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