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Aim

to document inter-generational transmission of offending and criminal behaviour.

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Method

Longitudinal study / interviews and data collection from criminal records

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Sample

411 boys from south london aged 8-9 in 1953.
followed for 40yrs.
at the age of 48 365 were interviewed

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procedure

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.

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Results

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

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Conclusions

Offenders tend to be deviant in many aspects of their lives. the most important risk factors are: criminality in the family, poverty and poor school performance.