Flashcards in Farrington et al 2006 Upbringing - criminal careers Deck (6):
to document inter-generational transmission of offending and criminal behaviour.
Longitudinal study / interviews and data collection from criminal records
411 boys from south london aged 8-9 in 1953.
followed for 40yrs.
at the age of 48 365 were interviewed
Boys were interviewed at the age of 8, 10, 14 at school, 16,18,21 in the researcher's office, 25,32,48 in their homes.
parents and guardians were also interviewed on income, employment and personality.
teachers were interviewed on the boy's behaviour.
Those who started a criminal career between the ages of 10-13 were nearly all re-convicted at least once.
75% of participants with a convicted parent were also convicted
4% of 400 families accounted for 50% of convictions